TELL LAUSD: OUR STUDENTS DESERVE BETTER

TAKE ACTION NOW

END RANDOM SEARCHES AT L.A. SCHOOLS

Students deserve to attend schools that are safe and welcoming.

But for many years, the Los Angeles Unified School District has implemented a disturbing practice of pulling students out of class, wanding their bodies, and searching their belongings. School administrators force students to lose valuable learning time to undergo this humiliating procedure even though they have done nothing wrong.

In August 2018, the L.A. city attorney and his Blue Ribbon Panel recommended that the school district suspend its mandatory metal detector search policy because of the harmful consequences it has on student trust and its ineffectiveness at promoting school safety.

But LAUSD leadership has failed to listen, and continues to ignore students impacted by these discriminatory searches, parents concerned for their children’s education and wellbeing, and now the city attorney and his panel’s findings.

LAUSD school board members and the district superintendent report to you.

Take action, and demand LAUSD leadership end random searches now.

Message Recipients:

Mónica Garcia, LAUSD School Board President
Nick Melvoin, LAUSD School Board Vice President
Richard Vladovic, LAUSD School Board Member
George McKenna, LAUSD School Board Member
Kelly Gonez, LAUSD School Board Member
Scott Schmerelson, LAUSD School Board Member
Austin Beutner, LAUSD Superintendent

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I write to you today to respectfully demand an end to LAUSD's mandatory metal detector search policy. The Los Angeles city attorney and his distinguished Blue Ribbon Panel on School Safety recommended that LAUSD suspend the policy.

For these reasons, I urge you to take leadership and immediately end the random metal detector search policy in its entirety. Be a champion for the students you are supposed to serve and promote school safety in a meaningful way.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]
[Your Address]

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