Letter to the editor: The right approach

Posted 10/30/19

The right approach I want to praise Hanson, Meek and Ray for taking a stand on student safety. They made it very clear in the student-led forum where they stand. They have come to this decision by …

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Letter to the editor: The right approach

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The right approach

I want to praise Hanson, Meek and Ray for taking a stand on student safety. They made it very clear in the student-led forum where they stand. They have come to this decision by doing their research before becoming a BOE member. Teachers are professionals in teaching, and law enforcement are professionals in law enforcement. We need to let the professionals do their jobs. Teachers are already overworked, underpaid individuals that have had more and more responsibilities put on them over the years that one more critical and volatile responsibility (carrying a gun) just isn’t a good idea. Also, if you have many guns in a school building, the possibility of an accident increases to an unacceptable level. Research shows our kids need a greater focus on mental health resources and a focus on inclusiveness rather than arming teachers. 

Through their research-based track record of focusing on children and their needs, Hanson, Meek, and Ray will continue the positive momentum of focusing on the positive well-being of every child in the district.

As parents of children that have already seen a positive impact of increased focus on mental health, I support Hanson, Meek, and Ray for their compassionate approach to whole child wellness and safety.  

Patti and Brian Anderson

Parker

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