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Parents host school safety workshop

A meeting of parents will be held at the Greenville Middle School's lunchroom on Thursday at 7 p.m. to discuss safety in the school system.

According to Greg Luckie, a parent and organizer of the meeting, the meeting will be an informal one, but the main objective is to get parents to take a more active role in stopping violence in the school system.

&#8220What we want to do is get a list of parent volunteers who will be able to work a certain number of hours per week in the schools next year and monitor hallways and bathrooms,” said Luckie. &#8220We also will draw up a list of concerns about the Code of Conduct to deliver to the Board of Education.”

Luckie has spoken before the Board on two separate occasions about confrontations his two sons have had while in school.

&#8220I've talked with a few parents with similar concerns,” said Luckie. &#8220We want to approach the Board as one voice.”

Superintendent Mike Looney said he and the Board of Education welcome all input from parents.

&#8220Certainly the Board of Education encourages all parents to be engaged in our schools and in conversations to make them better,” he said. &#8220We wish Mr. Luckie well as he and other parents come up with ways to improve our school system, especially as it concerns safety and discipline.”