Keith A. Brown, Superintendent of Taylor Independent School District, talks about school safety and how Thoughtexchange draws from the wisdom of the community to protect its children.
- What are some important things for us to consider as we work to ensure our schools are safe places for all students and staff?
What value did you get from the exchange?
Because of the timing of our exchange (the Santa Fe ISD tragedy occurred while our exchange was live), we found that our community believed that we had appropriate processes and procedures in place in regards to school safety. We have added twenty-six new safety measures since the Thoughtexchange. Two areas of concern that were brought up were having fair and consistent discipline and more support for students being bullied. We have addressed both of those concerns for the 18-19 school year as a result of thoughts on those subjects being shared in our Thoughtexchange.
What advice do you have for other people asking this question?
If you are going to ask the question you have to be in a position to address and resolve the areas of concern that are brought up.
Additional note from Keith: FYI - We have another Thoughtexchange going now. We appreciate Thoughtexchange for bringing this powerful tool to the field of public education.