A bi-partisan School Safety Working Group convened its first meeting to study issues surrounding school safety at the Legislative Office Building on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-North Haven) will serve as a member of the working group, which was created earlier in the year.
Rep. Yaccarino explained, “Keeping our youngsters safe at school is of the utmost importance to me. Ensuring that our students and teachers are in a safe environment is a basic function that government should provide. I am committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to determine the best possible way to keep our children and our schools safe.”
The group will conduct a comprehensive review of school safety in Connecticut on an on-going basis and make recommendations for the next legislative session in 2019. In addition to state legislators, the working group will include school superintendents, law enforcement/first-responders, mental health professionals, school security consultants, students and parents.
The next meeting will convene in May after the conclusion of the legislative session on the 9th.
Rep. Yaccarino stated that constituents can feel free to contact him with any questions.