New ‘diversion’ program helping keep LAUSD students out of court
A new LA Unified police diversion program, which replaces arrests with counseling, is keeping hundreds of students out of the city’s criminal justice system. “If we didn’t have this program, a lot would have gone into a courtroom and before a judge,” said LAUSD police chief Steven Zipperman, in a presentation yesterday to the district’s school...
By Mike Szymanski | October 21, 2015
Security Gets a Boost Throughout LA Unified Schools
LA Unified campuses are safer this year with increased security efforts that reflect concerns over school violence, particularly shooters that might make their way on to campus. The district this year has implemented new training and new policies, with an increased number of safety personnel at elementary schools and other campuses. Steve Zipperman, the district’s...
By Jessica P. Ogilvie | November 5, 2013
LAUSD Sees Dramatic Decrease in Truancy Rate, So Far
Truancy ticketing in LA Unified dropped by nearly 80 percent between 2010 and 2012, and citations across all categories are down by half for the same period. So far this year, district officials report LA school police have issued 77 citations. In contrast, school police were issuing an average of 110 tickets a month in...
By Vanessa Romo | October 31, 2013