SOS and the safety task force committee
DD2 schools along with the School Board came together and established the Safety Task Force Committee. This committee is composed of district members as well as parents and professionals in various fields, including law enforcement, education, security, and health care, among others. SOS was formed through this committee and has grown with the Task Force to be a respectable team. Now the Task Force is made up of three subcommittees. Subcommittee #1 is School Safety and Security, focused on physical safety and security in DD2 schools. Subcommittee #2 is Threat Assessment where all efforts are training school staff on how to recognize threats as well as learn how to help all students with problems such as bullying and being bullied alike. See Threat Assessment tab on the home page for more information. Subcommittee #3 is Business Partner and Community Outreach, also known as SOS, and our objective is to reach out to the community and local businesses for support.
The Safety Task Force meets monthly where we discuss ways to enhance and improve DD2 school safety and security. As a result, action items are being identified as priorities district-wide to improve the safety and security in our schools. A number of these action items have and will be presented to the Board of Trustees to be incorporated into the budget and implemented. Others are simply too costly and not able to find their way into the confines of the budget at this time. These will be the items SOS focuses on in our fundraising efforts.
There is no question that these safety and security measures will be implemented. There is only a question of when funding will be available to make these improvements. The main objective of SOS is to ensure that these action items can be accomplished sooner rather than later. Working together as a community, we are certain that these fundraising goals can be realized, and the students, faculty, and staff of DD2 schools will feel safer and more secure on all district campuses. We hope that you will be inclined to donate to this cause, and you can be assured that 100% of your donation will go directly to the funding of the action items that become SOS’s initiatives.
SOS is working with Dorchester Two Educational Foundation where all donations are directed. Dorchester Two Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization, with Tax ID#: 46-3049858