Board Vice President Nick Melvoin, Los Angeles Unified School District
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Join LAUSD in Demanding Common Sense Gun Laws & Best Practices to Protect Students & Staff
Only a few days have gone by in 2018 when we haven’t been rocked by the tragedies of a school shooting. This has become an American epidemic. But, the student activists in Parkland and across the nation remind us that we all have a part to play to rid our schools and our communities of gun violence. The L.A. Unified Board of Education, on Tuesday, March 13, will consider a resolution LAUSD Board Vice President Nick Melvoin authored in partnership with Board President Monica Garcia and Board Member Kelly Gonez that calls on Congress and the state of California to immediately pass common sense gun safety measures and increase funding for student mental health services. It also calls on L.A. Unified to reflect on its school safety plans to ensure we are doing everything in our power to keep students safe. The Resolution also requires L.A. Unified to create a Safe Schools Task Force composed of parents, teachers, administrators, staff, students, law enforcement experts, and community organizations to evaluate and make recommendations to improve safety and security plans and practices. While Congress has abdicated its responsibility to keep students safe—and, as a result, L.A. Unified has students as young as twelve who have access to guns—we will continue to ensure that our schools are places where children can learn and thrive safely and peacefully. Join us as we fight to ensure schools do everything in their power to keep students safe by signing our petition. Click here to read the full text of the resolution.