Editor’s Note: The following letter was written to Merrick Superintendent Dr. Dominick Palma by South Merrick Community Civic Association President Joe Baker.
The South Merrick Community Civic Association (SMCCA) has formed a committee to evaluate and make suggestions for enhanced security at our schools.
A meeting attended by parents, grandparents and school board members focused on idea's that may be helpful for the school administration to determine how to improve security procedures.Like Merrick Patch on Facebook by clicking here.
The SMCCA Board decided to appoint Merrick resident Ron Luparello to head the civics newly formed "School Security Committee". Mr. Luparello's experience as a New York City Police Officer and ex-Merrick Fire Chief will be extremely helpful in determining how best to protect our schools. Mr. Luparello is also parent of a student attending Birch School.
Other attendee's at the civic meeting included retired New York City Police Captain Tom Nizza and New York State Court Officer Stephen Capobianco who is also a Certified Police Firearms Instructor and Merrick firefighter. Both are parents or grandparents of students attending Merrick schools and have also volunteered to serve as advisors on this committee.
Hopefully, this committee will serve as a liaison between parents and school officials resulting in increased confidence that our children are safe while attending school.
Please contact SMCCA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-978-8310 for information. What do you think of the newly formed committee? Tell us in the comments section below.
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