Dear Pashley Parents/Guardians,
I am happy to share with you that Pashley will be working in partnership with the Glenville Police Department, New York State Police, and the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department throughout the school year. I had the privilege of touring Deputy Kenneth Cooper and Deputy Austin Brooks through our building today. They are both police officers from the Saratoga County Office.
New school safety laws encourage greater cooperation between police and schools. This month we will be welcoming Deputy Austin Brooks to our school as part of the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program we are participating in with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Brooks, who is a BH-BL resident, will be introducing himself to the Pashley children and teachers during the month of January and will continue to be a presence in our school. We are excited to work with Deputy Brooks in a variety of capacities that support our safe school environment. Moving forward, the plan is for Deputy Brooks to become a familiar face within our school as he hosts discussions about school safety and security and why schools perform certain safety drills (lockdown, lockout, evacuation, fire, etc.).
We look forward to our continued work with the Glenville Police Department and working with Deputy Brooks this year. The Glenville Police Department and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s office have been working together for our school’s benefit. We greatly appreciate them sharing their expertise and time with us. We have already taken measures to enhance our school safety based on their recommendations. The Glenville Police have always played an active role in our lockout/lockdown drills.
Additionally, the district’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Officer, Kevin Dunbar of the Glenville Police Department, is a well-known presence at Pashley. Our Polar Bears love him and he serves as an outstanding resource to the Pashley Learning Community. Office Dunbar is a member of our Pashley family. He has been here for years and follows our children as they transition to our middle school.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. As many of you know, I check my email constantly and I have an open door policy. The safety of the Pashley children and my awesome staff is my top priority. I am thankful to be able to work in such a supportive learning community.
Mrs. Jill Bonacio, Principal