National School Walkout – What CSD Parents Should Know

In the wake of the school shooting tragedy in Parkland, Florida last month, students from across the country are organizing in protest against gun violence in schools and to send a message about their right to safe schools.  There are a number of events that are being shared widely on social media, including national student walkouts on March 14 and April 20.

Administrators at all buildings have developed a supervision plan for students who choose to participate in these student-led events, as well as for students who choose not to participate. Instruction will continue during any walkout event. (Note: March 14 is a non-school day for elementary schools.)

The Corvallis School District Board Policy JFI allows for student demonstrations that are scheduled with building administration in advance and that do not disrupt classroom activities. Students may not leave campus and must follow district policy. Staff will not participate in walkouts, except to provide supervision for student safety.

We understand that some parents may wish to show their support for students and for this issue, and we ask them to gather on sidewalks or public spaces rather than on school property. Those choosing to go on campus or enter a school building will be required to follow our regular visitor/volunteer sign-in process.