2017-03-17 / Letters

School leaders share message

As superintendents who represent more than 63,000 public school students, we share a commitment to ensure that all students feel safe, respected and nurtured in our schools.

As parents, we know there are many societal and peer pressures that require us to pay close attention to our children.

Please join us in reminding our students in Las Virgenes, Conejo Valley, Oak Park, Simi Valley and Moorpark schools that we value respect, compassion and the belief that every student and every employee must work collectively to create safe, welcoming and nurturing learning environments.

Parents and the community, you are our partners in education, and we thank you for all you do to help us create and provide excellent schools.

Thank you, too, for taking some time to remind your children that our schools will not tolerate bullying, harassment, prejudice, hateful speech or disrespectful conduct.

If your children hear something or see something that doesn’t feel right, encourage them to share that information immediately with their teacher, principal, staff member or another trusted adult who can help.

Thank you for your support. Together, we make a difference.

Dan Stepenosky, Las Virgenes
Unified School District
Tony Knight, Oak Park Unified
School District
Jason Peplinski, Simi Valley
Unified School District
Ann Bonitatibus, Conejo Valley
Unified School District
Kelli Hays, Moorpark Unified
School District

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