Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Superintendent's Message on Safety and Security

Published on: 12/13/2021

To our families:

As we near the end of the first semester, we ask for your support in working with your children to remind them of the importance of behavior that is respectful, engaged, and supportive of learning.  School Districts across the nation continue to redirect countless resources in response to reckless behavior on social media and/or comments that suggest threatening behavior toward a school. 

Comments that suggest or directly state specific actions that would compromise the safety of students and staff can result in disciplinary action and hold the potential for criminal charges.  This behavior creates a stressful environment that is counterproductive and in no way represents the expectations of character and positive behavior that we seek from each and every student daily. 

SCCPSS takes all threats seriously and they are fully investigated.  We ask that you review the SCCPSS Code of Conduct with your child and pay specific attention to our Standards of Behavior Rule 12 related to threats that create an unsafe environment.  A link has been provided below for your convenience.  We remind all students that no person shall cause substantial disruption to the school environment or present a clear danger to any other student(s) or school personnel. 

Students will be held accountable for behavior that may adversely affect the educational process or endanger the health, safety or well-being of other students, teachers or employees of the school system.  We remain committed to providing a safe and orderly learning environment that responds to the needs of students and fosters respect for everyone and supports our vision of teaching and learning.

Every child deserves an instructional setting that makes them feel safe and supports their success in learning.  We appreciate your continued support so that we may achieve this goal.


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