United Parents of Culver City (UPCC) will sponsor a school safety forum on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to help address and discuss school safety following the recent tragic events in Connecticut. Participants include Superintendent Dave LaRose and Culver City Police Chief Donald Pedersen. Also attending will be Culver City Mayor Andrew Weissman and other members of The Culver City Council, Culver City School Board President Kathy Paspalis and other members of the school board, and other special guests. The goal of the forum is to seek a meaningful dialogue between parents, the community, the District and the City about school safety and how CCUSD handles emergencies. The forum will be moderated by Laura Jane Kessner, UPCC’s chairperson of the Student Well-Being Team. The forum will be held Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Culver City Veteran’s Memorial Building.
Parents and community members are invited to RSVP for this free community forum, suggest topics that they would like to see on the agenda, and identify questions that are important to them on the United Parents of Culver City website: http://www.UnitedParentsCulverCity.com/safety.
Some recent parent-suggested topics Include:
· Are we adequately controlling access to our campuses?
· Should we invest in panic buttons for every classroom & office?
· How does our school district handle emergencies?
· How can we make our schools safer?
· How are we addressing mental health issues in our student population?
· Are mental health issues tied to safety & if so, what can we do about it?
· What measures will or should be taken to prepare for post traumatic stress in the event of an emergency?(earthquake, terrorism, etc)
· What are the available resources to students & families?
· Is an anti-bullying campaign enough? Is it working?
United Parents of Culver City (UPCC) gives parents a voice in promoting an educational culture that places the interests of students before those of adults. Founded in May 2012, UPCC has parent members from all five Culver City elementary schools, the middle school and high school.
For more information about United Parents of Culver City, please visit: UnitedParentsCulverCity.com