Saddle Brook Schools Reviewing Visitor Entry Policy

Saddle Brook students and parents should expect a change in visitor entry procedures at school buildings once school resumes.

Administrators plan to beef up visitor entry procedures at Saddle Brook schools once classes resume after winter break, according to a letter Superintendent Kathryn Fedina sent home to parents.

"There is no doubt that reflection on the recent past requires us to change past practices," the letter states, referencing the recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn. that killed 20 students and six staff. "At this time, I would like to make you aware that there will be a change in procedures for visitor entry into schools following winter break."

The specifics of the new policy have yet to be finalized, but school administrators will meet in early January to discuss possibilities. Principals will inform parents of the details once the new procedure is set.

"Our District Safety Committee has worked closely with local authorities to develop comprehensive plans to address a wide range of potential scenarios," Fedina writes. "Please be assured that new procedures for visitor entry are just extra precaution and part of our ongoing awareness to keep our students and staff safe."


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Peter Loffman December 24, 2012 at 01:30 PM
What does visitor entry have to do with anything? He was not a visitor in ct. He blew his way into the school.
Jack Hamberin December 25, 2012 at 04:06 AM
How about we provide parents with school choice? Let parents decide what acceptable risk is. How about we arm a few teachers and pulicize that we do. Those two things would make all our kids safer.


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