A Message from the Board of Education President

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Dear South Country School Community:

Last week, Suffolk County’s Executive and Police Commissioner announced a multifaceted plan designed to increase school safety and response times for emergency personnel in the event of a school emergency. The members of the South Country Central School Board of Education fully support this plan and appreciate the efforts put forth by the County Executive, Commissioner and the Suffolk County Police Department to enhance school security. This new initiative will only strengthen our already strong relationship with the Fifth Precinct and our robust security measures currently in place.

According to information provided by the SCPD, this new initiative will include enhanced patrols at our school buildings, a school resource officer training course for current officers, assigning of additional officers to the department’s Homeland Security Section to assess and evaluate school security, and the establishment of a new Text-a-Tip hotline which will allow residents to confidentially report activity pertaining to threats at school facilities.

Safety and security remains a top priority in South Country. As a Board, we are proud of the policies, procedures, technology and staffing we have in place to protect our students, faculty and staff. At South Country, we have made a concerted effort to ensure our students, faculty, staff and visitors are provided with the appropriate resources to feel safe when they enter our buildings.  

We will continue to work together to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for all. 


Cheryl A. Felice
Board of Education President 
On Behalf of the South Country Central School District Board of Education