Hazlet Schools Superintendent: "We Remain Vigilant"
The schools chief began the week by personally checking in with all eight of the district schools.
Hazlet School district's eight buildings were personally visited by Schools Superintendent Bernard Bragen and Assistant Superintendant David Roman this morning, on the first day back to classes after the tragic news of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Ct. that left 20 children and six administrators dead.
"We visited with each administrator, and asked them to go over with their each of their staff the safety protocols -- especially those who grant access to the buildings," Bragen said.
Safety and security of students and staff is of paramount concern, he said -- not just today but every day. The district's security plans are in compliance with state regulations and were developed in partnership with the Hazlet Police Dept.
Raritan High School's has a special security staff of two Board of Education security guards on duty, and two security aides.
In a statement posted to the district website today, Bragen said "Please know that during this difficult time our nation is facing, with the recent school tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, we will continue to do everything in our power to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our students while they are in our care."