The tragic shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida touches all of us. Although words can never bring back the many lives that were tragically cut short, they do have the ability to bring us together for our children and one another.
As difficult as it may be to explain the tragedy to your child, rest assured that we too will provide all of our students the space and support necessary to discuss this tragedy if they feel they need to do so. To support you at home in talking with your children should they have questions about what they may see in the media, I encourage you to visit our MUSD Family and Community webpage where you will find resource links on helping children to talk about violence in the news. If you feel you need support, feel free to contact your principal.
As your superintendent, I want you to know that we are doing everything in our power to create a safe environment for our students and staff. Our collaboration with the Milpitas Police Department greatly enhances our ability to provide safe learning environments. In fact, Milpitas Police Chief Armando Corpuz and I spoke this morning about how we can deepen that collaboration.
The lives of our students and staff are precious, and I thank you for being our partners in ensuring we are doing everything possible to keep them safe. Together, we will continue supporting our students through these difficult moments, so that they have the confidence and optimism to achieve their dreams.