Editor’s Note: This article was written and submitted by Dr. Joseph Famularo, the superintendent of the Bellmore School District.
As we struggle as a Nation to come to grips with the unspeakable events in Newtown, Connecticut, the thoughts and prayers of the Bellmore school community are with those most directly impacted by this tragedy.
The safety of our students and staff is always our number one priority. We have safety procedures in place that are practiced throughout the year in the presence of a Problem Oriented Police Officer, and continuously reviewed with law enforcement.
Our Bellmore community has been challenged in so many ways over the past several weeks. As always, administrators, staff and mental health teams are available and prepared to respond to the needs of students and parents.