Statement on Parkland Florida Tragedy

Our thoughts are with the Parkland Florida school community. The safety of our students is a top priority, so each time there is violence on a school campus, it prompts us to pause and reflect on the safety measures, such as our secure entryways and our standard response protocol we have in place. This also reminds us how important our efforts are to invest in forming trusting relationships with and among students in our schools.

We are grateful for our partnerships with the Hudson Police Department, the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Department and with all law enforcement officers, who work closely with us to be diligent and in tune with individuals who may be in distress so we can prevent violence and respond appropriately to any threat.

We all have a role in sustaining a safe learning environment. If you or your child see something out of the ordinary or concerning, say something to someone involved. Report things to your teacher, principal or local law enforcement officials. Suspicious activity can be reported to dispatch at 319.291.2515 or locally at 319.988.4405. The main switchboard at the Hudson Community District can be reached at 319.988.3233. Of course, in an emergency, call 911.

Thank you for your vigilance in keeping the Hudson Community School District safe.

Dr. Voss
Superintendent of Schools