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The Direct Connection

February 16, 2018

Good morning, Teachers, Staff and Administrators,

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those grieving and suffering in Broward County today and in the days to come.  State Senator Bill Montford wrote, "This kind of violence in our public schools is beyond unacceptable--it is unconscionable." Yet--here we are again facing another horrific event.  The result is that some of our students, staffs and own community are fearful and feel unsafe. 

We want each of you to feel safe and secure in the workplace.  Please know that there are substantial safety measures in place, and we have requested additional law enforcement surveillance at our schools.  If you are feeling anxious or in need of support at this time, please consider meeting with your school counselor or administrator.  I appreciate the meaningful and challenging work you do each day to support our students by providing them with a safe, caring and respectful place to learn.

This weekend, I encourage each of you to rest and to spend quality time with family and friends.

Kindest Regards,

Tom Russell

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
~Oscar Wilde

 James T. Russell

Superintendent of Schools

VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

386/734-7190, extension 20210

Fax:  386/734-2842

E-mail:  jrussell@volusia.k12.fl.us

Twitter:  @jrussell_t

 

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