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Come, Let's Talk School Safety Over Dinner

April 6, 2023  

Cumberland Family Academy, Cumberland County Schools' family engagement outreach arm, wants district and community leaders, families, educators and students to grab some dinner and take a seat at the table for powerful Community Conversations about "School Safety: Let's Talk About It!"

The roundtable discussion happens Thursday, April 20, 2023, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Kiwanis Recreation Center on Devers Street, Fayetteville, NC 28303. Dinner and door prizes will be provided for participants while supplies last.

At each table around the room, facilitators will lead a representative stakeholder group in conversation about ideas and suggestions they feel would help intensify the district's current safety protocols. The feedback will be shared with district administrators at a subsequent meeting for possible adoption by the district. 

"Providing a safe learning environment for our children and a safe working environment for our premier professionals is of utmost importance and we welcome input about additional ways to make this happen," said Dr. Lindsay Whitley, the associate superintendent of CCS' Communications and Community Engagement. "We've noticed that school districts across the nation are facing an uptick in school violence. While we feel that CCS has great safety protocols in place, we would still like people across our community to sit down and strategize with us about what we can do to truly intensify our efforts." 

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About Cumberland Family Academy
Cumberland Family Academy (CFA) provides FREE workshops and educational events for the families of Cumberland County Schools (CCS). As part of its strategic plan, CCS launched CFA during the 2020-21 school year. From research, we understand that students achieve more when families are involved in their education. The purpose of the CFA program is to provide families with tools to support the success of their children’s education and to bring schools, parents/guardians, families, and community organizations together as equal partners. For more information on CFA, visit