April 25, 2018 CUSD BOT Meeting AGENDA ITEM #26  RESOLUTION NO. 1718-46, RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT REGARDING SCHOOL SAFETY

Board Agenda at page 603

Board Audio at 1:14:30

Trustee Patricia Holloway has brought forth a Resolution to promote School Safety in light of the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting in Florida.

Moved Trustee Hanacek

Second Trustee Bullockus

The Board voted 4-3 to pass the Resolution as written (Trustees Reardon, Jones and McNicholas voted No)

 

 

In its May 2017 study, Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016, the National Center for Education Statisticsfound that 21 percent of students aged 12 to 18 said they were bullied at school.

Gun violence on school campuses, represents a particularly egregious and unacceptable threat to the lives of students, teachers and staff across the country.

Safe schools provide an environment where teaching and learning can flourish; disruptions are minimized; violence, bullying and fear are absent; students are not discriminated against; expectations for behavior are clearly communicated and standards of behavior are maintained; and consequences for infractions are consistently and fairly applied.

Gun violence in America is a public health crisis and steps must be taken to eliminate accidental gun deaths and injuries by instituting a national gun safety campaign similar to efforts to reduce tobacco related deaths.

Capistrano Unified School District urges the state of California and the United States Congress to invest in wraparound services to prevent bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence in our schools and to provide funding for programs and staff such as counselors, nurses and psychologists, that support students’ mental, physical and emotional health.

Capistrano Unified School District asks the United States Congress to require and strengthen universal background checks nationwide to possess any type of firearm

Capistrano Unified School District asks the United States Congress to ban the purchase and sale of “assault” or semi-automatic rifles, high capacity magazines, and accessories designed to increase a gun’s rate of fire, except for those needed by the military and law enforcement