School safety issues are the cause of disaster and worry. Citizens are wondering what they can do and what’s happening behind the scenes to keep students safe. Therefore, school safety will be the topic of the Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents', or LEAP, last meeting of the year on June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's Ashburn station.
LEAP was founded in 1989, with 20th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Thomas Horne serving as the first president. Since then it has served as a forum for enhancing education for all students in the county. Thousands of volunteers from school parent groups and interested citizens have been participating for many years, donating time, energy, money, expertise, and ideas.
One meeting can’t provide all the information needed, but we believe this meeting can help set the foundation for ongoing discussions and a shared understanding of challenges and resources. The Virginia Center for School and Campus safety will provide an overview of school safety audits and threat assessments. The sheriff’s office will present on school resource officers. Fairfax County Public Schools and Kognito will share information about bullying prevention and mental health resources that have been implemented nationwide and in neighboring counties. The presentations will be recorded and posted online with supporting resources.
Elections will be held after the program. Anyone with an interest in enhancing education is invited to run. Visit our Facebook page for details and information about how to attend in person or online.
Stephanie Eskins Gleason
Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents