State Sen. Dante Bartolomeo (D-13th) will meet with local education and public safety officials this afternoon at Roger Sherman Elementary School in order to gain insights and advice on ways to improve school and student safety in the wake of December's horrific school shooting in Newtown.
Sen. Bartolomeo, who is Senate Chairwoman of the Children's Committee, was recently appointed to the school safety subcommittee of the legislature's Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety.
She will use some of the input she receives from this Meriden discussion to make legislative recommendations to the Task Force.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.
Scheduled guests for tomorrow’s meeting include:
Michael Rhode, Mayor
Mark Benigni, Superintendent
Mike Grove, Assistant Superintendent for Finance/Administration
David Paul, Director of Facilities
Lysette Torres, Principal, Roger Sherman Elementary School
Jeffry Cossette, Chief of Police
Lt. Steve Lespier, Supervisor of the Neighborhood Initiative Unit, Meriden Police Dept.
John Lineen, Jr., Treasurer of the Meriden Board of Education
Cecilia Zvonkovic, Roger Sherman parent
Erin Benham, Middle School teacher and President of the Meriden Federation of Teachers