LOS ANGELES—City Attorney Mike Feuer will hold the first in a series of public hearings of the Los Angeles School Safety Blue Ribbon Panel on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the library of Hollywood High School. The meeting, co-hosted by LAUSD Board Vice President Nick Melvoin, is designed to engage the public and experts on a variety of topics related to school safety. (The Panel will convene in each LAUSD Board District. The next Blue Ribbon Panel community meeting will be co-hosted by LAUSD Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic, representing Board District 7, and is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Narbonne High School in Harbor City. Details of future meetings to be held throughout the spring can be found here. The Panel will issue a final report this summer that will offer recommendations on additional steps to keep kids safe in L.A. schools.
"Keeping our kids safe and secure should be our top priority," said Feuer. "Our Blue Ribbon Panel will be traveling across our City to hear from students, parents, teachers, administrators and experts, taking a comprehensive look at LAUSD’s extensive school safety efforts and examining ways to further enhance safety on campuses and in surrounding neighborhoods."
"As L.A. Unified works to educate the kids of Los Angeles in a secure and academic school environment, I appreciate the City Attorney’s commitment to the type of city, expert, and community collaboration that I have called for," said Nick Melvoin, LAUSD Board Vice President. "We must strengthen our ability to protect our kids from the threat of gun violence inside and outside of the walls of our school buildings; that effort takes everyone in our community."
The Los Angeles School Safety Blue Ribbon Panel includes:
Laura N. Chick (MSW), former Los Angeles City Controller
Juan Flecha, President of the Associated Administrators of L.A.
Antonia Hernández, President and CEO of the California Community Foundation