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Community Safety Symposium-March 21st

Post Date:02/22/2018 11:09 PM

school safetyBoard of Education President Nancy LaCorte and Franklin Township Mayor Phillip Kramer and have joined with the Township Council; Board of Education; Police Department and other Township leaders to host a panel discussion on safety issues. This Community Safety Symposium will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of Franklin Middle School, 415 Francis Street, Somerset. All members of the Franklin Community are encouraged to attend.

“The evening will be an opportunity for our community members, whether they are parents, business owners, religious organization members or residents to voice their concerns about safety issues in our Township,” said Mayor Kramer. “In light of the recent school shooting in Florida and threats received in school districts throughout New Jersey, we thought it was important for our community members to have the opportunity to voice concerns and hear factual information from our Township leaders,” continued Board of Education President Nancy LaCorte. 

In addition to the Mayor, other leaders invited to attend the event include, Franklin Township Public School Superintendent John A. Ravally; school district Director of School Management, Mr. Orvyl Wilson; Franklin Township Chief of Police, Richard A. Grammar; St. Mathias School Principal Ms. Eileen Brett; Rutgers Prep Headmaster Steven Loy; Cedar Hill Prep Principal Donald Seeley, Central Jersey College Prep CEO, Dr. Namik Sercan; Thomas Edison Energysmart School School Leader, Mr. Oguz Yildiz; Franklin Township Board of Education President Nancy LaCorte and other members of the Town Council and Board of Education. 

“While we won’t be able to address specific incidents involving individual students, we see this as an opportunity to reassure our parents and other community members by listening to their concerns and highlighting some of our existing safety measures,” said Superintendent Ravally. 

“Having this type of event, which includes the leaders of our schools, as well as members of the larger community, is important. We will be most effective in keeping all of our children and residents safe if we work together,” said Chief Grammar. 

For more information about the event contact the Franklin Township Police Department Lieutenant Philip J. Rizzo at 732-873-7229.

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