During the Teacher In-service Day on Sept. 30th, PCSD staff and several groups from the community (police, fire and visiting school district faculty) had the opportunity to hear Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman on the topic of school safety. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime. His research in violent crime and his involvement in school shooting investigations have given him insight that is pertinent to all that attended.
In an effort to make our schools as safe as possible,Portsmouth City Schools is adopting the program safety strategy known as A.L.I.C.E. Training procedures and information will be shared with both students and faculty throughout the school year. For more information, CLICK HERE for the letter to parents from Mr. Dutey, Superintendent.