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School Communities Cry Out for Safety

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

Today, Westridge students joined with students from coast to coast asking for adults to listen and to help end gun violence. I was proud to support our students, for as we say at Westridge, we want to encourage and help our students raise their voices and become positive agents for change. As a school, we are working also with educators and others in positions of power and influence across the nation to find ways to develop civil engagement in our youth and to address the many factors that contribute to safe and secure educational environments. To this end, on Sunday, March 11, heads of schools that are part of the California Association of Independent Schools signed the following letter that ran in The Los Angeles Times and The San Francisco Chronicle. We are a bi-partisan group weighing in on a human issue, rather than a political issue. We hope the world heeds the cries of our children because we must end violence in schools.

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Posted by Samantha Chaffin in from the head of school on Wednesday March, 14, 2018

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