Dear LCTI Community,
School safety continues to be an important facet of day-to-day life at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute. We understand many of the trials and tribulations that you may experience from the recent event in Florida. While it is challenging to come up with the right words for you, please be assured that LCTI works to maintain the safety of students and staff on a daily basis. Listed below are practices that LCTI has in place to maintain a safe and secure campus.
We are continually discussing and updating our procedures. Topics of safety and security often appear on monthly administrative meeting agendas. The Quick Response team meets monthly to brainstorm and update security procedures. LCTI staff constantly seeks advice from and meets regularly with law enforcement authorities. This week alone we have had numerous meetings and contacts between police and LCTI personnel, seeking advice on school safety.
Also, school administration has discussed the recent news of possible local and national student protests and walkouts. We will neither encourage nor discourage student walkouts, nor will we prevent students from participating or discipline them if they do. Administration will facilitate any walkouts so that they are carried out in an organized and safe fashion. Administration will also be meeting with students to understand and assist with their concerns, be aware of their plans, and to offer additional ways to express their views such as letter writing and fundraising. We want any type of protest to be a positive learning experience for students. Above all, we want their voices to be heard.
This is not an easy time for any of us, but please be assured that we will continue to create the safest and most positive learning environment possible for your children.