Emergency training for school personnel


To the Editor:

On January 6 and 7, staff from the Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools and various town officials participated in a two-day Island-wide school emergency training session presented by Graham Campbell of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and Anne Gilligan of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The participants included members of Martha’s Vineyard’s police departments, fire departments and emergency management teams, as well as other town departments and school personnel. It is anticipated that additional meetings will take place over the next few months and result in the development of school safety plans.

Thanks go to Rich Townes, Tisbury emergency management director, for organizing and coordinating this important event and to the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority for providing the space.

James H. Weiss
Superintendent of Schools