L.A. Unified Board of Education Announce August 1 as National Night Out

 LOS ANGELES (June13, 2017)  - Today, the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education voted to recognize Tuesday, August 1, 2017 as the 34th Annual National Night Out. The goal of the annual campaign is to provide an opportunity to form deeper partnerships with local law enforcement agencies, in particular, with the San Fernando Valley schools and Local District Northeast administrators, which help continue efforts to reclaim schools, streets and communities from crime.

Board Member Monica Ratliff, the sponsor of the resolution, said, “Communities across the Los Angeles area and across the nation will be participating in local National Night Out campaigns on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. As our school staff are integral in local communities, I hope they will join their local Night Outs in expression of unity and commitment during this summer’s 34th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.”

Board Vice President Dr. George J. McKenna, III, a co-sponsor said, “National Night Out encourages neighbors to work together to make our communities safer. That benefits all of us, including our students.”

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirits and police-community involvement and partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals that crime will not be tolerated in our schools and communities.

The City of Los Angeles, including Neighborhood Councils, Los Angeles School Police and other law enforcement agencies participate in National Night Out community-building events.

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Contact: Shannon Haber (213) 241-6766