Mayor releases time, place of school safety meeting

Meeting will not be open to the public
By Daniel Dunkle | Jan 17, 2013
Photo by: Daniel Dunkle Mayor Will Clayton

Rockland — In the aftermath of the school shooting in Connecticut last month, Mayor Will Clayton has called a meeting of school officials, police and others to discuss what can be done about school safety.

He offered a few more details in an email Jan. 16:

"The School Safety Meeting will be held at the RSU 13 office building, former MacLain School, on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 3 p.m.," he wrote. "This meeting is not public due to the discussions of our emergency response guidelines and school safety structure in place. Each of you are invited to attend but I cannot reiterate enough that everything discussed will be very private and care should be taken on what is reported. Any questions please feel free to contact James Smith or me."

The email was sent to The Courier-Gazette, Bangor Daily News and Free Press.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Dale Hayward | Jan 18, 2013 19:22

I would think that the public would be the major concern with such an undertaking first and get support and suggestions for what they feel is important and within the expectations of budgets and cooperation, then sit down with the experts and present the public's input so that the "officials" understand the people they work for. Having the private meeting first seems to leave the public out of the loop, oh well, that is not the first time.......Open government, who said that??????????????

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