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School Safety and Security Notice

Office of the Superintendent                                                                                                                                                                                 

May 15, 2018


Dear Parents, 

The Interboro Board of School Directors and Administration take the safety and security of our students very seriously. When information is brought to our attention by parents, students, and/or community members, the District works cooperatively with our local police departments to investigate information thoroughly. At no time can the District provide any details of any ongoing investigations, as these are confidential and could result in legal/disciplinary actions, which is also of a confidential matter.

However, I would like to bring to parents attention, as these investigations do take time, it is nearly impossible to keep up with information that is being posted on social media platforms, most of which is incorrect.  District Administration, Board Members and myself, can be contacted via phone or email to address any parent/guardian concerns rather than utilizing social media platforms as a means to gather information which can be misconstrued if not used appropriately. 

The investigations that took place over the weekend of May 4th to May 6th, regarding the possible threat against the High School, have proven to be taken out of context based on the incidents that brought about this concern. Based on our investigations, I would like to reiterate that there was never the threat of a gun being used at the High School. 

Please know that school safety is a major priority of the District, the School Board, and the

Administration and is an ongoing process. We will continue to perform and fine-tune our safety drills, and regularly review our procedures. We will continue to work closely with our police departments regarding any school safety concerns.  

Our Central Office Administrative Team is working collaboratively with our School Board to maintain facilities that are safe and secure. Based on a review of our recent Feasibility Study, we have made recommendations to the School Board for life safety improvements throughout the District. 

The District has been working with the Prospect Park Police to have an officer(s) on site at the High School throughout the day for the reminder of the 2017-2018 school year. The District is also working with Prospect Park Borough to implement a School Resource Officer at the High School for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Please do not hesitate to contact my office, I am available to speak or meet with any parent who may have questions or concerns. 


Bernadette C. Reiley

Superintendent of Schools