Dorchester County School Board, Parents Form Advisory Committee - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Dorchester County School Board, Parents Form Advisory Committee Hoping to Improve Safety

Posted: Mar 15, 2018 6:24 PM Updated:

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Not a single seat was empty inside the Dorchester County School building on Thursday where parents, teachers and school leaders filled the room ready to get down to business, including School Board Member, Laura Layton.

"I have three goals in our goal for safety," Layton said.

Safety, parents say, is desperately needed after a Facebook video showing students and police fighting inside Cambridge South Dorchester High School's cafeteria, sparked outrage.

"I went to school the next day and I ended up calling my parents to come pick me up because I just did not feel safe," said Cambridge South Dorchester High School Sophomore, Helen Hutchinson.

Some students like Helen say they feel unsafe going to school, prompting parents like her mom, Lynn, to form a 900-member group demanding change.

"I think it was a wake up call to a lot of parents that 'Hey we need to do something,'" Lynn Hutchinson said.

And together, the parents and school board agreed to form a Special Advisory Committee made of up to 18 people, including parents, students and school leaders, making sure students feel a little safer.

A move getting a thumbs up from the Board.

"I am very pleased with the Board Advisory Committee for School Environment that we are forming," Layton said.

Approval from parents like Lynn too, whose main concern now is to keep the momentum going.

"We want to see some things happening quickly, so there's always the concern with the Committee or the Advisory Board that it's going to be a long process before we see any results," Lynn Hutchinson said.

Results, hoping to make students like Helen, finally feel safe in school.

"I think it could definitely help," Helen said.

Once full appointed, the Advisory Committee will report directly to the Dorchester County School Board.

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • 42nd Annual Crab & Clam Bake Comes to Crisfield

    42nd Annual Crab & Clam Bake Comes to Crisfield

    Jul 18, 2018 12:34 PM2018-07-18 16:34:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-07-18 16:34:14 GMT
    Attendees At The 40th Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake  (WBOC)Attendees At The 40th Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake (WBOC)
    Attendees At The 40th Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake  (WBOC)Attendees At The 40th Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake (WBOC)
    CRISFIELD, Md.- Wednesday is a day full of clams, crabs, and politics at the 42nd Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield. Putting on an event of this magnitude takes a lot of planning. In fact, event organizers say the plans start right bMore
    CRISFIELD, Md.- Wednesday is a day full of clams, crabs, and politics at the 42nd Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield. Putting on an event of this magnitude takes a lot of planning. In fact, event organizers say the plans start right bMore
  • Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Delaware Hunting Law Changes

    Meeting Scheduled To Discuss Delaware Hunting Law Changes

    Jul 18, 2018 10:35 AM2018-07-18 14:35:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-07-18 14:40:26 GMT
    Photo from FWS.govPhoto from FWS.gov
    Photo from FWS.govPhoto from FWS.gov
    Delaware’s Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish will meet Tuesday, July 31 to discuss deer season changes associated with recently-passed legislation related to Sunday hunting.More
    Delaware’s Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish will meet Tuesday, July 31 to discuss deer season changes associated with recently-passed legislation related to Sunday hunting. More
  • Md. Medical Pot Regulators Reinstate Firm in Licensing Process

    Md. Medical Pot Regulators Reinstate Firm in Licensing Process

    Jul 18, 2018 10:07 AM2018-07-18 14:07:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:07 AM EDT2018-07-18 14:07:50 GMT
    The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission is allowing a company picked to grow the drug to compete again for a license while two of its former executives await trial on charges of smuggling cannabis oil.More
    The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission is allowing a company picked to grow the drug to compete again for a license while two of its former executives await trial on charges of smuggling cannabis oil.           More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 2 Arrested in Seaford with Over 2 Pounds of Heroin

    Father & Son from New York Arrested with Over 2 Pounds of Heroin

    Jul 17, 2018 10:16 PM2018-07-18 02:16:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:37 AM EDT2018-07-18 11:37:47 GMT
    Seaford police say officers discovered more than 2 pounds of heroin after a traffic stop on Sussex Highway.More
    Seaford police say officers discovered more than 2 pounds of heroin after a traffic stop on Sussex Highway.More
  • Five Bald Eagles Found Dead Near Easton

    Five Bald Eagles Found Dead in Easton Maryland

    Jul 17, 2018 4:56 PM2018-07-17 20:56:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:22 AM EDT2018-07-18 11:22:20 GMT
    Five bald eagles found dead near Easton, Maryland, were poisoned with carbofuran, according to recently released documents from U.S. Fish & Wildlife.More
    Five bald eagles found dead near Easton, Maryland, were poisoned with carbofuran, according to recently released documents from U.S. Fish & Wildlife.More
  • Two Injured in Millsboro Crash

    Two Injured in Millsboro Crash

    Jul 18, 2018 7:57 AM2018-07-18 11:57:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:57 AM EDT2018-07-18 11:57:00 GMT
    Delaware State Police say two people were injured, one critically, after a pickup truck collided with an SUV Tuesday morning in Millsboro.More
    Delaware State Police say two people were injured, one critically, after a pickup truck collided with an SUV Tuesday morning in Millsboro.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices