Fulton Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa spoke to families of Roswell North Elementary School Feb. 19 about lessons learned from the recent snow-related troubles. (click for larger version)
March 05, 2014
ROSWELL, Ga. – Fulton County School Board President Linda Schultz hosted her North Fulton community meeting at Roswell North Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 19 with guest speaker Fulton County Superintendent Robert Avossa. The primary agenda had been set prior to the Snow Jam 1 and Snow Jam 2, but the attendees were interested in reviewing the decisions made revolving these events.
Avossa said the decisions were hard to make and that he is glad that the governor assembled a task force to handle these events in the future. However, he said Fulton County is proud of the fact that not one Fulton County student was hurt or left alone at school or at home. Some bus drivers in neighboring districts left students at vacant homes where, in a few extreme cases, students (some as young as kindergartners) were left outside in the elements for hours without food, shelter or adult supervision.
Fulton County staff, leadership and parents worked with safety of each child being the No. 1 priority.