Superintendent's Message


Message from Superintendent Michelle Caulfield, Tuesday, May 25th

CPP Families, I write to you this afternoon as a mom, an educator, and a member of our community while we all process the horrific tragedy suffered yesterday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. It can be difficult to find the words to express our sadness, frustration and anger. This senseless loss of life affects us all at our core and makes us reflect on the safety of our own children, community and schools.

We know that this tragedy may have caused some of you to feel helpless and confused. We want everyone to know that we are here for our students and staff today and everyday. Today, we asked our staff not to hesitate in seeking support from our administrators, school counselors, social workers, trusted colleagues, deans, and school resource officers. We asked them to help our students process how they were feeling and offer support wherever and however it was needed. If you and your family need assistance, please share that with your building administrator. We have resources in our buildings and are here for you. We must look out for each other and take care of our school community together.

Here is a resource you may find useful when talking to your child at home. 

This tragedy reminds us of the importance of being vigilant as we work together to keep our community safe. Although we utilize our safety protocols on a daily basis, the days and weeks following a tragedy are a natural time for reflection for our community as a whole. I ask that you familiarize yourself with some of our planning which is detailed in the Emergency and Crisis Preparedness brochure for parents, students and staff available as a PDF document on our website on this page:

As a district, the safety and well being of our students and staff is a continual focus. Our safety plans are reviewed, evaluated and adjusted routinely. We collaborate with local, state and federal law enforcement and other supporting agencies in our community and most importantly, we practice with our students and staff.

I want to close by saying thank you for putting your trust in us while your children are with us. We care for them deeply. Together, I know we can be better, do better, and support each other with open lines of communication. If you have any questions, please reach out to your building administration or to me.


Michelle Caulfield

Superintendent of Schools


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