The Blue Ribbon Panel on School Safety

Following the February 14, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer assembled a Blue Ribbon Panel on School Safety, charged with examining, evaluating and recommending ways to enhance the significant efforts by LAUSD to keep students safe from violence, particularly gun violence, both in schools and surrounding neighborhoods. This is the final report and 33 recommendations. (PDF)

Members of the Blue Ribbon Panel on School Safety

When does the training begin and end?


Training begins as soon as you are ready once you register.




Does this program meet Yoga Alliance's international certification standards?


Yes it is Yoga Alliance certified and is internationally recognized.




What other costs are associated with the course? What is NOT included?


Books if you choose to purchase them.




Is learning to teach yoga online part of the curriculum?


Yes, we have an entire workshop dedicated to teaching students technology for recording classes and teaching online as well as in person.




A big part of learning to teach yoga is adjustments and teaching live classes. How do practice teaching classes work during the online training?


We ask you to send us demonstration videos practicing and honing your skills in which we give you feedback on.




Are there virtual small group sessions or do I study alone?


We have weekly check in calls in which you can cover course questions and ask your teachers questions. We are available by email 24/7 and have within 24 hour response time.




Are the training sessions interactive or is more of a lecture style?


More of a lecture style with videos, reading, and course questions to help you integrate and embody what is learned.




What software or applications will I need to have in order to participate in the course?


A computer, laptop, ipad, or tablet. It is possible to take this course with a phone only. The teaching platform has an app.




Is the course pre-recorded or live?


Pre-recorded with weekly Zoom check in calls.





Minutes from the Meetings

Minutes from Meeting #1, which was held on Saturday, April 8 (PDF)

with LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin

Overview of the Blue Ribbon Panel and of school safety initiatives already utilized by LAUSD 

Minutes from Meeting #2, which was held on Saturday, April 28 (PDF)

with LAUSD Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic

Isolated Children: School Mental Health Resources, Anti-Bullying Initiatives and Restorative Justice

Minutes from Meeting #3, which was held on Sunday, April 29 (PDF)

with LAUSD Board Member Dr. George J. McKenna III

Effects of Children’s Exposure to Violence Off-Campus: Violence in the Home and Community

Minutes from Meeting #4, which was held on Sunday, May 6 (PDF)

Keeping Students Safe from Threats Surrounding Schools

Minutes from Meeting #5, which was held on Saturday, May 12 (PDF)

with LAUSD Board Member Scott Mark Schmerelson

Preventing Access to Guns and Investigating Threats of Violence

Minutes from Meeting #6, which was held on Saturday, June 2 (PDF)

Making School Campuses Safer through Preventative and Responsive Safety Procedures

Minutes from Meeting #7, the final meeting, which was held on Sunday, June 3 (PDF)

with LAUSD Board President Mónica García

Making School Campuses Safer through Design and Infrastructure.