The Quakertown Community School District is quickly becoming the epicenter for discussion on school safety.
Just hours after the district held the initial meeting of its Community School Safety Committee, the state’s Senate Majority Policy Committee visited Quakertown Friday morning to review school safety efforts with students and school, law enforcement and local officials. It was the policy committee’s 10th meeting statewide as lawmakers seek ways to protect students in school.
“These days there is no more important topic than school safety, and we are proud that our representatives chose Quakertown as a place to hold this significant discussion,” Superintendent Dr. Bill Harner said. “With the support of our School Board, Quakertown is continually improving our security to protect our students and staff members. I thank Sen. Bob Mensch for his ardent advocacy on this issue, and for bringing this committee and the important work they are doing into our home. The opportunity for our students to participate in the building of public policy is an invaluable piece of their education.”
Students played a major role in the event. Quakertown Community High School students Nina Shiller and Casey Nguyen responded to lawmakers’ questions, as did Pottsgrove High students Brenna Mayberry and Joshua Ross. QCHS students Alexa Cass, Amelia Derry and Alex Hallowell videotaped the forum.