The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is launching a new initiative that will focus on positive choices, anti-violence, anti-bullying, and wellbeing. The District announced the new campaign with an event at the School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High on Friday, March 3, 2023, where District Staff were joined by law enforcement officers from across Chatham County and the Savannah mayor.
School safety is a shared responsibility, and our daily decisions play a critical role in maintaining a safe and positive learning environment. We see frequent media reports across our nation that detail gun violence or destructive behaviors that have devasting consequences. The shooter hoax that disrupted our school operations on November 30, 2022, was a reminder that our training, continued awareness, and education on this topic is so crucial.
The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is committed to taking steps that ensure we have safe schools, and to ensure that all citizens are engaged and supportive in helping us maintain our positive learning and work environments where children learn, grow, and thrive at their highest potential. A safety pledge has been created that aligns with our Student Code of Conduct and allows schools to reinforce many aspects of good behaviors and positive choices. That pledge was unveiled at the March 3rd event where students, staff, and community members were invited to make the pledge.
The campaign will feature student safety activities, anti-bullying messages, substance abuse information, health and wellbeing supports.
See more photos from the event here.