Bethel School District Eugene OR

Student Walk Out: March 14

A much-publicized na­tionwide effort to raise awareness about school safety has called for a student walkout of schools across the country on Wednesday, March 14th, at 10:00 a.m. (Click here for information). The proposed walkout is intended to last for 17 minutes in memory of the 17 victims of the Florida school shooting last month.

The walkout is a student-led effort and is not being organized by the school. We are in communication with student leaders with the goal of ensuring that any walkout be conducted in a peaceful, respectful, and safe manner.

The issue of school safety is one with which we are all concerned. We respect our students’ right to express their personal views and their interest in being informed and engaged community members. However, our school and district cannot encourage walkouts or other demonstrations that interrupt the learning environment.

Your child’s safety and education are our primary focus. The safest place for students during school hours is in the school building. Should a walkout occur, we will have staff on hand to help keep students safe, but staff will not be there as participants. Students who leave school to participate in a walkout during normal school hours will receive an absence or be marked tardy for whatever class time they miss.

Please contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns.

Stefan Aumack
Principal, Kalapuya High School

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