San Fernando Chief of Police Letter to CCLA Community
August 22, 2016
Dear Parents, Guardians, Teachers and Students of Cesar Chavez Learning Academy,
On behalf of all of us at San Fernando Police Department, welcome back for the new 2016-17 school year. We hope each of you will find your school year enriching, rewarding, and above all, safe. As part of ensuring student safety and the safety of others, we would like to ask the help of the students in a few simple ways.
First, we ask students use all sidewalks, crosswalks and other safe walkways obeying all traffic signals in traveling to and from school. Many of our local businesses around the school have large vehicles driving in and out of the area during the school days, especially in the morning hours, and we ask students pay close attention for them and also that students not use their driveways and properties for means of walking or driving to and from school or the drop off students. Please also do not park on their properties.
We also ask that skateboarders wear helmets as required by law and that they not loiter or skateboard on private properties, especially the businesses on Aviation Place, Eighth Street and Arroyo Street, all of which surround the school.
Additionally, we ask students obey and respect the property of others. The businesses have complained recently of increased vandalism to their fences and walls with damage caused by spray painting or etching walls and windows as well as cutting through fences to gain access to private property. We do not want to have to cite students with expensive fines paid by parents and guardians or make arrests for vandalism, which is simply resolved by not disrespecting others property.
Both San Fernando and Los Angeles Unified School Police will be increasing traffic and patrol enforcement in the area, especially during school hours, to address these issues and we ask you assist us in making this a great school year and environment for everyone, the businesses, the students and the school faculty.
Chief of Police
City of San Fernando