For this school year’s final PLS meeting, Noble Schools’ President, Mike Madden, and Director of Safety & Security, Jasmine Stratton, presented on current and upcoming initiatives to improve safety at our campuses to address these concerns.
Madden touched on how safety is our first and foremost concern because our students cannot learn without safe spaces.
“We absolutely have to provide safe spaces for our children,” Madden said, “If there are not safe spaces inside of our schools, then it’s really difficult to expect the rest of the great stuff to happen.”
After the presentation, parents voiced several questions and comments about school safety at their campuses. Stratton, Madden, and our Government & Community Affairs team took notes and fielded several questions about different routes of violence intervention we are pursuing and communication with families about safety.
Ellen Moiani, our Senior Manager of Government & Community Affairs, wrapped up the Q&A section:
“I want to say that the comments and experiences that are in this chat – we are going to share this with our leaders,” Moiani said to attending parents, “You might not know the impact that it has. But I can promise you that when we share your truths, it has an impact on how people are thinking and the work that they’re doing.”
While school safety took up the bulk of the meeting, a significant portion was also dedicated to getting feedback on how Noble can improve family engagement at our schools. In this year’s Family Experience Survey, family engagement showed the most room for improvement – with less than 1 out of 4 families feeling like they are connected to their school community. About 25% of families felt like they didn’t have even one trusted adult on campus.