Memorial Day may mark the official start of backyard barbecue season, but for school districts, the holiday weekend can be anything but relaxing as vandals, thieves and arsonists take advantage of empty campuses.
In light of this, Sacramento Unified School District (SCUSD) is asking the community for help in keeping schools safe and secure over the three-day break (May 28-30).
“Most of our schools are surrounded by homes, and we need those neighbors to join us in protecting these valuable and sometimes vulnerable community centers,” said Sacramento Police Lt. Katherine Lester, who heads SCUSD security services.
Neighbors are asked to be on the lookout for suspicious activity on SCUSD campuses and to report it. “The schools belong to the community,” said Lester, “and we need the entire community to help us guard them.”
For schools within Sacramento city limits call (916) 264-5471.