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Muchos estudiantes, padres y educadores tienen dudas sobre cómo mantener la seguridad de su campus. Este folleto ayudará a explicar qué enfoques funcionan para crear escuelas seguras y cuáles pueden ser realmente perjudiciales para los estudiantes.
OPENING PARAGRAPH: Thank you for the opportunity to comment on SETRPC’s MOD. Texas Appleseed has reviewed the MOD, covering $156,700,835 in Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for local buyout and acquisition programs and infrastructure programs, allocated by the State of Texas in its Action Plan. We have serious concerns about SETRPC’s MOD, in particular, about the formula used to suballocate CDBG-DR funds and resulting distribution of funds.
Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools & School Security. Written Testimony of Morgan Craven, Texas Appleseed. EXCERPT: Following the tragedy in Parkland, Florida our organizations began to hear story after story of children, some as young as 10 years old, being arrested in their schools and referred to juvenile probation for behaviors that school officials and law enforcement were categorizing as “Terroristic Threat” and “Exhibition of Firearms.” ... In many of the cases we were hearing about there was no substantive threat made. Sometimes kids were expressing emotions like anger, fear, or frustration in improper, but age-appropriate, ways or ways that are a manifestation of a disability. Sometimes kids were just saying insensitive things or make terrible jokes.
OPENING PARAGRAPHS: Dear Ms. Wajahat, The Houston Organizing Movement for Equity (HOME) Coalition commends the City and Mayor Turner’s recognition that rebuilding a stronger, more resilient Houston cannot happen unless it is also a more equitable Houston. We appreciate the robust and collaborative community engagement, through town halls drawing over 600 Houstonians, to inform the City’s Local Action Plan in advance of the official public comment period. We also applaud Mayor Turner’s commitment to making historic progress towards ensuring that “every Houstonian has a safe, affordable place to live” and the City’s stated intention to prioritize low- and moderate-income Houstonians in the recovery. The draft CDBG-DR Local Action Plan is a good step forward, which the HOME Coalition believes can be strengthened by incorporating the following recommendations to the plan itself and program design. We appreciate the City’s ongoing commitment to listen to community voices as the recovery moves forward and stand ready to assist you in that work. We offer the following recommendations for strengthening the City of Houston’s draft Local Action Plan ...

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