Hudson Board of Education President David Zuro announced an open forum on safety, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the high school media center.
"We all need to take an active role, all of the people here in Hudson to ensure safety," Zuro said last week.
Zuro is on the steering committee, along with fellow Board Member Patricia Engelman, for the Keep Hudson Safe Initiative, the group hosting the forum.
Moderator of the event will be Mayor William Currin and speakers include Superintendent Steven Farnsworth, High School Student Government President Ben Tiemann, City Council President David Basil and City Manager Tony Bales.
Georgette Constantinou, PhD, from Akron Children's Hospital, will also present.
The initiative is a community response to the recent school shootings in Newton, Conn.; however, school and community safety issues are a constant concern of the Hudson Board of Education.
"We have said on other occasions, the safety and well-being of our students and staff is the first and foremost priority to our school district," Zuro said. He noted that the initiative was "very much a community-wide effort," and was about more than just the schools.
Zuro encouraged attendance at the open forum, indicating that representatives from all facets of the community, including law enforcement, would be present.