Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

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Safety Update

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District (PVPUSD), students, staff and administrators have been working together to address safety and security concerns.  These efforts include partnering with the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department and the Lomita Sherriff’s Office.

What we have been doing
Installed lock blocks on all doors to close and lock quickly in the event of an 
Installed window shades for windows on classroom doors. 
Repaired fence lines district-wide and added multiple emergency egress (self-closing) gates to allow for rapid evacuation, if needed. 
Provided uniform work clothing for maintenance, custodial and support staff. 
Hired two School Resource Officers to be primarily located at each comprehensive high school.
Deploying a new Visitor Management System. All adults on campus will need an ID badge.
Deploying an enhanced emergency communications system throughout the District.  Once completed new digital radios and signal repeaters will allow for District-wide emergency communications for all sites. 
What can parents, families, and citizens do to help? 
Please stay connected with your children.
Please cooperate with changes to campus entry and exit plans or any other safety measures.
If you hear or see something, say something! Please report safety concerns to your school or to the Police Department.