Milford School Ditrsict released a statement on Monday, March 12, 2018 regarding the National School Walkout, created by groups including the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER, that encourages students across the nation to walk out of class on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Following last month’s tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER hopes that the mass school walkout will be a national protest, led by youth, demanding that “Congress pass sensible legislation that would help keep us and our loved ones safe from gun violence at school, and beyond.”
Stating that the safety and security of students, as well as maintaining safe schools for the entire district-community is always a top priority, the School District said that “classes will operate as normal on March 14th with regular instructional activities occurring throughout the day”
District officials state that there will be additional security presence throughout the district and measures are in place at all schools to ensure that all students will be safe. Students from Milford Central Academy and Milford School District elementary students will not be permitted to walk out without a parent, or legal guardian, physically signing the student out from school for an early dismissal.
Milford High School will have an inside safe zone designated for students who choose to walk out for the 17 minutes. Student that elect to walk out, “will be marked unexcused for the time out of class, responsible for making up classwork missed and expected to adhere to the Student Code of Conduct.” The safe zone will have administrators and a School Resource Officer present to ensure the safety and well-being of students.
The full statement, deliver to Milford School District families on Monday, March 12, 2018, can be found at MSDStatementonSchool Walkout.
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