Good afternoon, this is Granville Schools Superintendent Jeff Brown. Many of you are aware of the national walk-out happening across the country. I want you to know about what is happening at the middle and high school tomorrow.
country, some students are walking out of their schools to have a 17-minute event
to address their concerns about violence in schools.
Granville, some of our students told us they would be participating in this
the students who choose to be involved a short amount of time to conduct a
safe, orderly and respectful demonstration we will get back into class with
not following the plan will be subject to school discipline.
the school board and administration recognize that many people in our community
have strongly-held and differing opinions on this topic.
Here are a
few things I want you to know:
No teacher or
staff member will be involved in the walk-out, except for supervision of
No student is
required to participate. In fact, from what I understand, many students are
planning to remain in class.
is a student-only event.
Granville is a special place where I believe we are better able to listen to one another and treat each other with mutual respect and consideration. We expect and teach our students to model the same.
who wants to discuss this issue with me can call my office at 740-587-8110.