Dysart Unified School District
United States of America

On 10/4/2017 Dysart Unified School District was alerted to possible shooting threats at Dysart High school, 3 other schools, and all area schools.

They contacted police and began working with public safety services.

However parents were not directly informed of any risk or threat, and the schools stated “they worked with law enforcement to ensure safety”.

Most parents were not aware of any threat to the schools when sending their kids morning of 10/5 when text message images of the threats began to circulate to the students.

Dysart Unified School district took the liberty to make a judgement call regarding the children’s safety, without informing parents of the possible threat and only circulated a mass message to all parents at 10:25am, 3 hours after many schools in the district had already begun.

It is not the schools right to withhold information from parents, and the lack of their upfront communication resulted in many children feeling threatened and vulnerable.

We, the undersigned, call on Dysart Unified School District to hold an open forum to discuss how parents will be notified, and how their notification system will be adjusted in the future.

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The Dysart Unified School District parent notification requirement petition to Dysart Unified School District was written by Meghan Lichtenberg-Kellerhals and is in the category Education at GoPetition.