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SEYMOUR SCHOOLS TO LAUNCH LARGEST CHILD IDENTIFICATION KIT PROGRAM IN CONNECTICUT

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016

SEYMOUR SCHOOLS TO LAUNCH LARGEST CHILD IDENTIFICATION KIT PROGRAM IN CONNECTICUT

On Monday, Nov. 14 at 5:45 p.m., prior to the start of parent-teacher conferences, the Seymour Public Schools will launch the largest roll-out of a child identification program in Connecticut with the initial distribution of 3,000 special kits to the community.

The kits have been made available free of charge through a national partnership between the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union and the National Child Identification Program (NCIP).

Seymour school officials will hand out the kits to parents who attend their child parent- teacher conferences that begin Nov. 14. Additionally, all day care centers in Seymour have been contacted and will also receive these free child identification kits to distribute to parents.

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, more than 460,000 U.S. children went missing in 2015. The child ID kits from the NCIP, first distributed in 1997, have helped law enforcement in their search for missing children.

There will be a ceremonial presentation of the first kit(s) to school representatives and the first parent(s) prior to the start of parent-teacher conferences Nov. 14. Presenters will include Rick Kearns, Security Director for the Seymour Public Schools, and Officer John Martin, President of the Seymour Police Union, AFSCME Local 564.

National Child Identification Program Presentation
Monday, Nov. 16 at 5:45 p.m.
Bungay Elementary School, 25 Bungay Rd. Seymour, CT

Media Contacts:
Larry Dorman, Council 4 AFSCME, (860) 989-9127
Rich Kearns, Director Security, Seymour Public Schools, (203) 888-2561 ext. 1003
Mark Salmans, Director of Operations, National Child ID Program, 785-331-8729

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