...At School

posted Oct 15, 2009, 1:20 PM by Pueblo RCN   [ updated Aug 30, 2013, 4:53 PM ]
Being comfortable with your child's school emergency plan is not easy.  During a crisis a parent wants more than anything to be near their child, to see they are not in danger and to comfort them.  Sometimes there is a conflict between those "wants" and what is actually in the best interest of a child.  Take for example a mother who hears her child's school is on lock down because of a hazardous materials spill nearby.  In a panic she rushes to the school to pick up her child.  Since the danger is in the air outside, the school, acting in the best interest of the students AND following policies already in place, can not open the door to the school.  That means the child isn't coming out until the danger has past.  Add to that the mother is now exposed to a hazardous material because she is standing outside the school.  No one wins.  We asked District 70 School officials to speak directly to parents regarding school safety.  Read what they shared with us, along with other preparedness information by clicking on the CSEPP Update Newsletter for Fall 2013.
Pueblo RCN,
Aug 30, 2013, 4:54 PM