Letter from Superintendent on Student Walkouts
This is the image for the news article titled Letter from Superintendent on Student WalkoutsStudent walkouts were minimal in Livonia Public Schools today, March 14, one of two planned national walkout days to promote school safety and show support for victims of school violence.  

Livonia Public Schools administrators met with student groups at each of the district's high schools, over the course of the past month, to gather student feedback relating to school safety. High school students expressed an interest in organizing a walkout event on April 20, the second national date and the 19th anniversary of Columbine. Students would like to hold an event in a safe on-campus location and give students the option of remaining in class. Plans will be coordinated between students and the school administration prior to April 20. 

Middle school classrooms were visited by administrators as well, and a moment of silence was planned at middle and high schools. At the elementary level, principals and staff took the opportunity to emphasize kindness and respect. 

The following letter was issued to district families on March 13, from Superintendent Andrea Oquist. 

letter on school safety
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