Hillsboro City Schools will present a safety forum March 14 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditeria.

The school is hosting an informational session where parents and members of the community can learn more about safety at Hillsboro City Schools.



“School safety has been at the forefront of our minds in our district, as well as across the country, the past couple weeks,” Hillsboro superintendent Tim Davis said in a letter to parents. “We have dealt with a few issues in our district  – as well as numerous rumors that have proven to be false – and this has heightened concerns by our students, parents and district staff.”

The March 14 presentation will include an overview by Davis on school security, recent issues in school buildings and steps the district is taking to provide the safest educational environment possible; a look at safety and security measures in place in the buildings, as well as an overview of training and drills provided to staff and students; and advice for students and parents about the roles they can play in partnering with the schools to ensure children are safe.

Hillsboro Police Chief Darrin Goudy, Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera and Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District Chief David Manning will all be in attendance.

“I urge every parent to sit down with their children and talk to them, listen to them, speak with them about if they see something, say something,” Davis said. “Encourage them to reach out to you and to school staff members if they know someone who needs help. Remind your children that if they have concerns or ever feel unsafe, they should contact any member of our school district staff for help.”