Parents Want Santa Rosa City Schools Trustee Out

Santa Rosa City Schools Trustee Omar Medina has been served with a notice of intent to recall. Parents who filed the notice on Monday complained about ongoing campus safety issues, which they say are exacerbated by Medina’s opposition to school police. 

Last year, a student was fatally stabbed at Montgomery High School. Two months later, a brawl involving up to 150 or more Slater Middle School students erupted. A teacher and an administrator were both thrown to the ground. After that incident, a team of staffers who volunteer to supervise student break times at Slater announced they would no longer do so until the district provides more support to deal with rising violence.

Santa Rosa City Schools was one of many districts that abandoned its school resource officer program in the wake of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests. Medina was part of the effort to remove police from campuses. Parents want the officers to return to help boost student and staff safety. Medina remains opposed to that idea.

Is Medina standing in the way of campus security?

Read more about the nascent recall effort here



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