Update on Officer-Involved Shooting of Tony Robinson

Update on Officer-Involved Shooting of Tony Robinson
Posted on 05/12/2015
This is the image for the news article titled Update on Officer-Involved Shooting of Tony RobinsonDear Parents, 
As you may have heard by now, the Dane County District Attorney will be releasing the results of the investigation into the officer-involved shooting of Tony Robinson on Tuesday afternoon. 
We know that this decision, regardless of what it is, will have an impact on some of our students. Those students may need a place to process their feelings and our schools are the safest and most productive places to do that.  The building administration and student services staff at our middle schools and high school are planning supports for those students who express the need. Likewise, elementary administrators and student services staff will be ready and available to support those elementary students who express a need. 
We also know from social media that demonstrations and protests by organized groups within Dane County are planned after the decision has been announced. We anticipate some of our middle and high school students may want to participate in these. We ask that you encourage your student to stay in school throughout so as to preserve their instructional time and ensure their safety. 
Lastly, regardless of your child's age, they look to you for guidance in times when they're troubled.  They may need more time with you in the coming days and weeks to process feelings they don't know yet how to process.  These conversations can be challenging for parents as well.  Know that our student services staff can assist you if needed.  Please don't hesitate to contact your childs' counselor or other trusted member of our staff if you need help initiating or engaging in these conversations with your child. 
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  Thank you for your support of all our students. 
Sincerely, 
Superintendent Dean Gorrell
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