The follow message was sent to district parents and guardians from Merrick Superintendent Dominick Palma, Ph.D.
Over the last month, the Merrick school district has received many
communications from concerned residents about school safety and
The Board of Education and I fully understand that there
exists a range of viewpoints on the issue of school safety and the
specific aspect of the use of Security Guards at school.
District administration has been speaking with a variety of companies
that provide security evaluations, guards and security technology to
determine what the industry has to offer.
We are also in contact with
other school districts to understand how they have enhanced security.
sure that we will make a measured and thoughtful response to the school
safety concerns. While the Feb. 5 Board of Education meeting
agenda is not yet set, it is likely that school safety will be
This will afford the community the opportunity to voice
their opinions and the Board of Education to review administrative