Community Meeting with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office

Dear Lyons Community,
 
Thank you for your continued support of the teachers, staff and students who make St. Vrain Valley Schools such an outstanding environment for our children to thrive. This past year was truly remarkable with incredible growth in student achievement and many state recognitions for athletics, the arts and other co-curricular programs. 
 
As we prioritize continuous improvement in academic achievement and student engagement, we also look for ways to enhance and secure our learning environments. Toward this end, we have scheduled a meeting with the Lyons Community to gather input on a proposal from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office related to school safety. In their proposal, the Sheriff’s Office is asking St. Vrain to approve piloting a program that would allow them to securely store a long range rifle inside Lyons Middle/Senior High School’s main office in a locked safe. In regards to their proposal, they believe strongly that this will facilitate a better response time to an incident and provide the School Resource Officer with an important additional resource. 
 
  • Please Join Us: Tuesday, June 5 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Lyons Middle/Senior High School 
 
We understand how important these conversations are; therefore, we want to receive input from our community before the Board of Education makes a decision related to this request. As this is an issue that directly impacts our students, please feel free to invite your student so we can gather their feedback as well. Our highest priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of our students, and believe that our students, families and law enforcement partners are essential to keeping everyone in our community safe.
 
I look forward to our meeting on Tuesday, June 5, and again, thank you for your dedication to our students, teachers, staff and community.
 
Sincerely,
Don Haddad, Ed.D.
Superintendent, St. Vrain Valley Schools