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CCUSD Officials Walk the Safety Walk

Culver City Unified School District Superintendent Dave LaRose, together with local officials, has been touring local campuses to evaluate security risks.

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Culver City Unified School District officials have been making efforts to ensure safety and security at all CCUSD schools.

In addition to reaching out to parents to discuss their concerns, and attending the United Parents of Culver City safety forum, several district officials have begun taking part in campus walk-throughs to take a look at the current security measures in place and to look at ways to improve safety.

Last Wednesday, Superintendent Dave LaRose toured Linwood E. Howe Elementary School with Principal Kim Indelicato, Culver City Police Department School Resource Officer Al Casillas, CCUSD Security Director Ted Yant and Assistant Superintendent Business Services, Mike Reynolds.

CCUSD stated in a realse that the district has or will shortly visit each campus and conduct similar walk-throughs with CCUSD security, facilities, business services, Culver City Police Department, school principals and site parents. The review assesses gates, access points and reviews needs and develops plans of action.

"We are being very deliberate and looking at everything," LaRose said in an official statement. "Our focus is on how we can improve what we are already doing - ways to tighten up campus access points, improve communications and quickly repair anything related directly or indirectly to campus security. Of course, we're also looking at new ideas and new ways to keep our students and employees safe."

LaRose encourages parents or community members with ideas, comments or concerns related to CCUSD security to contact him directly at (310) 842-4222 or via email at davidlarose@ccusd.org.

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