Governor McDonnell has proclaimed the week of December 9-13 as School and Campus Safety Week in the Commonwealth. The proclamation emphasizes the critical importance of maintaining safe environments for learning in schools and on campuses. The Governor has also set December 13th as a Day of Mourning for those students and teachers who lost their lives in the tragic event at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December. He has called for a moment of silence and reflection at 9:30 a.m. on that day.
We will observe the moment of silence in all schools and departments at the specified time. We invite our families and communities to join us in the period of reflection.