A message from LFT President Steve Monaghan
As we return to school for the second semester, there is a sadness that weighs down our excitement at the start of a new term. Once again, our nation has lived through the all-too-familiar tragedy of a mass murder in a school. As our hearts go out to the parents and relatives of the victims in Newtown, Connecticut, we wonder about the safety of our own children and colleagues in our communities.
In 2001, the Louisiana Federation of Teachers sponsored legislation to improve school safety. The law, LRS 17:416.16, requires school