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All 21 Charlotte County Public Schools Designated as Safe Places by National Safe Place Network

Charlotte County, FL (March 18, 2024) – Charlotte County Public Schools proudly announces that 13 Charlotte County Public Schools are officially designated as Safe Places by the National Safe Place Network. This prestigious recognition demonstrates our commitment to providing a secure environment for all students and youth in our community. The additional 8 schools will be designated in the upcoming weeks.

The National Safe Place Network (NSPN) is a youth outreach and prevention program for young people under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety. Safe Place designates businesses and organizations as Safe Place locations, making help readily available to youth in communities across the country. These locations, including community centers, police and fire stations, libraries and more, are denoted by the yellow diamond-shaped “Safe Place” sign, informing individuals in need that they serve as a safe haven and work with other organizations that can help support them.

By designating all 21 Charlotte County Public Schools as Safe Places, we aim to enhance the safety and support available to our students and community youth, empowering them to overcome challenges they may encounter by providing access to help and support when needed. 

The National Safe Place signage, prominently displayed at each school, is a visible symbol of our commitment to the well-being of our communities' youth. In partnership with the National Safe Place Network, our schools will be identified on the national registry as a Safe Place providing resources to young individuals and their families in crises. This highlights our dedication to creating a nurturing and secure environment for all students.

"We are thrilled to announce that 13 Charlotte County Public Schools have been added to the registry of Safe Places by the National Safe Place Network. This commitment is driven by our eight core values and our District Strategic Plan," states Superintendent Mark Vianello. "The integration of our schools into the National Safe Place Network aligns seamlessly with our commitment to creating a secure environment and fostering a culture of care within the broader community. Success for All is not just a vision; it's our promise to every student and member of the community," Vianello adds.

In the coming weeks, all 21 Charlotte County Public Schools will receive this distinction.

For more information on The National Safe Place Network visit https://www.nationalsafeplace.org/

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CHS featuring Safe Place sign