July 25, 2006
SCHOOLS CEO, BOARD AND CITY TO HOLD COMMUNITY SUMMIT ON STUDENT SAFETY
CLEVELAND, OH – Cleveland Municipal School District CEO Dr. Eugene Sanders, the Cleveland School Board and members of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s administration are asking Cleveland residents to attend a series of meetings to discuss and make recommendations for improving student and staff safety at school and while traveling to and from school.
“Respect Cleveland: A Matter of Choice. A Leadership Summit for Safe and Respectful Schools,” is scheduled for August 7-10 at four locations throughout the city.
“We intend to do all that we can before the start of school to ensure safety, security and respect to all of our students and staff,” said Dr. Sanders. “And we want every concerned resident, including our young people, to have the opportunity to bring their suggestions and recommendations to this process.”
Dr. Sanders explained that a goal of the Summit is to identify and implement 4-5 initiatives prior to the start of the school year to improve the safety and security of all students and staff during the 2006-2007 school year. Longer-term recommendations also are welcomed.
Each meeting will last from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meeting dates and locations are as follows:
• Monday, August 7th, at Cudell Recreation Center, 1910 West Blvd.
• Tuesday, August 8th, at Collinwood High School Auditorium, 15210 St. Clair Ave.
• Wednesday, August 9th, at Earl B. Turner Recreation Center, 11300 Miles Ave.
• Thursday, August 10th, at Fairfax Recreation Center, 2335 E. 82nd Street.
Meetings will open with a brief panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities for improving school safety. The floor then will be opened to the public for comments and recommendations.