Statement from the Superintendent Paul Ash
in response to the Newtown, Connecticut Tragedy
 
On behalf of the entire staff of the Lexington Public Schools, I send my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the staff, students, and families of Newtown Connecticut as they deal with this horrific tragedy.
 
As we seek to comprehend and understand the horror of the event, we naturally think about how we can support children and families during this very difficult time.  I write this message to offer resources to parents on how to speak with their children, answer their questions, and calm their fears.
 
Support for students and families - School principals, school psychologists, school adjustment counselors, and guidance couselors will be available on Monday and throughout the week and beyond to assist you and your children. Click here for links to  resources to assist parents and teachers in talking to children about school violence.  I will add additional resources as they become available.
 
All of us are committed to school and student safety, and we are here to help in any way we can.
 
 
Paul B. Ash
Superintendent