Dear Beachwood Community,
We wish to thank the City of Beachwood and the Beachwood Police Department for their visible presence in our schools' parking lots today. We are fortunate to have the resources of the Department as a vital component of our school security plans. The presence of police officers and cruisers on our grounds today has been truly reassuring.
In the wake of tragedies such as the Connecticut shootings, we always revisit our own school safety provisions. Our goal is constantly to enhance building security. Please know that the safety of our students and staff demands that we not disclose details that would compromise the integrity of our security provisions. This may frustrate a few members of the community who ask for those particulars, but the lack of public transparency is a vital ingredient in our security measures. Thank you for entrusting your children to our care.
Richard A. Markwardt, Superintendent
Beachwood City School District