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School Safety Protocols Being Reviewed

December 10, 2021

Dear USD 506 Students, Staff and Family,

USD 506 joins the rest of the nation as we mourn the loss of the students of Oxford High School in Oxford, MI. However, we must not lose sight that what happened in Oxford could very well happen in our state. Therefore, our district understands the importance of continued discussions that will make a difference in school safety and preparedness for our students, staff, and communities. 

District administrators, principals, and other staff have met with the purpose of reviewing safety protocols and other measures necessary to provide the safest environment for our students. Strategies for addressing parents’ and children’s concerns have also been addressed and will continue to be a focus of our conversation. 

School safety and preparedness are more than just a local district’s responsibility. It is a community responsibility. We need to continually be reminded that schools are still the safest place for our students. 

Finally, I want you to know your thoughts and input are valuable. Please take some time to evaluate your situation and provide feedback to your building administrator. Together we will continue to work towards making sure our buildings are the safest place for staff and students. I look forward to working with each and every one of you as we continue to review, modify, and assess our protocols. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns.


John Wyrick 
Labette County Schools


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