Safety Town Hall: We’re in this together

On July 7, 2022, our district hosted a Safety Town Hall in response to community concerns around school safety. Following the absolutely tragic act of violence in Uvalde, Texas, we felt the need to provide a platform for a very tough, but important conversation.

Safety is and always has been a priority for SUSD, and we are very fortunate to have positive, long-standing relationships with our local law enforcement agencies. We feel strongly that school safety is a shared responsibility between school, law enforcement and community. For that reason, we invited representatives from the Tucson Police Department and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department to share with the community about all the ways we work together to ensure that our campuses are following safety best practices. Other panelists and presenters included our mental health awareness division, community partner LPKNC, a parent representative and two students.

We are grateful to all of the individuals who joined us on stage to address questions, including our moderator Mr. Duncan Moon, and to all of the organizations present that evening to provide resources and information to the community.

Town Hall Question & Answer

Since we were not able to address all of the questions during the town hall, we have provided answers for you below. Please visit the page periodically as we will continue to update the page with more questions and answers.