school safety

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Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to City of Miami, Miami Dade County, Mayor Francis Suarez, Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Alice N. Bravo, Donna E. Shalala

Protect our Girls! Their safety at risk with the city bus stop...

My daughter, Idania Rodriguez, is a Cadette Girl Scout with the Tropical Council. She is working on her Silver Award project to help her school and community in addressing the following: The City of Miami has re-located a metro bus stop at the main entrance of her school, Young Women’s Preparatory Academy, very few steps away from the main school door. It is very unsafe for the students, especially since this is an all-girl school, to have the constant present of any type of people waiting for the bus. Due to this situation the main door cannot be used. All the classrooms and offices are exposed to the public eye through its clear big windows facing the street and therefore the bus stop. The girls feel constantly watched and unprotected. School officials have called before the police to report lewd and lascivious conduct from individuals pretending to wait for the bus. No child should endure such conditions. The bus stop also creates traffic issues for the school, parent, students and community during drop off and pick up times. The line of cars going to our school obstructs the regular traffic on 1st street and 12th Ave of the Southwest since parents cannot use the bus stop lane. School buses cannot use the main entrance for drop off or pick up, they will have to use the back of the school. However, the back of the school coincides with the front of an elementary school (Riverside Elementary School) that also has a high traffic of parents and school buses.  Residents of the area are having a difficult time due to the traffic and poor logistics of it. It is very unsafe for kids and pedestrians in general to walk to school. The bus stop creates unsanitary conditions for the school and the community. The school personnel are constantly removing garbage, human waste, cigarettes, unidentified substances and else to keep school front clean and sanitized. Nevertheless, conditions deteriorate quickly. This is a focus of contamination and a hazard to our children’s health.   We need the City of Miami to remove this metro-bus stop from the entrance of our school. This will improve the safety of students, the traffic hazard and the cleanliness of our environment.   

Ivonne Fernandez
354 supporters
Update posted 3 hours ago

Petition to

Mon enfant a des droits. Parce que mon enfant est cher, je signe cette pétition.

Le Comité des Parents du collège Saint Joseph Antoura vous invite à signer cette pétition. “Mon enfant a des droits” Parce que mon enfant est cher,Parce que c’est mon devoir de lui assurer un environnement physique et émotionnel sain pour un bon départ dans la vie, je signe cette pétition. Mon enfant mérite le suivant:• être traité équitablement sans discrimination et recevoir son bulletin scolaire sans conditions.• être inscrit à la cérémonie de la promotion des terminales pour garder de bons souvenirs du collège.• rester loin de tout conflit financier entre la direction et les parents.• fréquenter une école ayant un système de ventilation approprié, des classes riches en oxygène, fraîches en été, réchauffées en hiver.• se déplacer en autocars équipés de ceintures de sécurité dont le port est obligatoire. • lui assurer une sécurité piétonnière en évitant au maximum les divers croisements des circuits piétonniers et véhiculaires.• jouer dans des cours spacieuses, propres, couvertes, à l’abri du soleil, de la pluie, du vent et du froid. Main dans la main, signons cette pétition pour le bien-être de nos enfants. **Cette pétition est adressée seulement pour les parents dont les enfants sont au collège Saint Joseph Antoura **Tous les noms resteront strictement confidentiels dans cette pétition

Comite des Parents CSJA
1,637 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Dr. W. Burke Royster, Dr. Mason Gary, Lisa Wells, Crystal O'Connor, Kenneth Baxter, Joy Grayson, Lynda Wells, Derek Lewis, Roger Meek, Glenda Fair, Danna Rohleder, Charles Saylors, Pat Sudduth, Jeffrey Knotts, Brian Sherman, Wade Shealy, Anderson, Spartanburg and Oconee County School Districts, Anderson, Spartanburg and Oconee County School Board Members

Metal Detectors in all Upstate middle and high schools!

Due to recent issues involving students and guns throughout the school district, we, the parents and concerned citizens of Upstate SC feel the need to protect our children from harm. Lack of metal detectors not only allows students to enter school carrying concealed weapons, it also allows criminals to access schools with weapons. We need to protect our children. We ask that the school board and other decision makers realize how serious we are about this matter. We pay taxes to our state and federal government and should be allowed to have a say in the schools protection with our children. This is our first of many appeals to school boards throughout the county. Our prayer is to at least start a genuine conversation of consideration of our request. If at least one school district implements metal detectors we can track the level of success and move forward.  Listed below are past known incidents involving weapons and threats of violence within our schools: Jan. 4, 2017 – Greenville High student was arrested after bringing gun to school  Feb. 7, 2017- Student stabs another student at Laurens High school Feb. and March 2017- air soft guns reported at Anderson County school March 24, 2017- Unloaded gun found in students backpack at Berea High school April 19, 2017- West Oak High school student arrested after threatening Columbine-style school shooting. April 27, 2017- Student at JL Mann High school arrested for bringing loaded gun to school May 23, 2017- Carolina High school student arrested after gun threat at school August 30, 2017- Student at JL Mann High school arrested for bringing gun to school Sept. 1, 2017- Gun discharges in Charleston classroom injuring student after students brings gun to school Sept. 29, 2017- Elementary school student brings pellet gun on school bus. Oct. 3, 2017- 6 year old brings loaded gun to Brockington Elementary school. Oct. 6, 2017- Greenville High school 15 year old student arrested on suspicion of gun on school property Oct. 10, 2017- Student at Greenwood High school arrested for bringing gun to school Oct. 12, 2017- Laurens High school student suspended after threatening to bring gun to school. Oct. 13, 2017- 8th grader charged with school threat rumors at Easley high and Gettys Middle school. Oct. 26, 2017- Student at Newberry High school arrested for bringing loaded gun to school. Nov. 2, 2017- Laurens County student charged after bringing pellet gun to school. Nov. 7, 2017- Former 17 year old Hillcrest High school student arrested after bringing pellet gun on property.

Traci Fant
2,967 supporters