• NEW – Safety Task Force


    The purpose of our new Safety Task Force is to work collectively to define “Safe Schools,” identifing both the structures and the services necessary to support a safe school environment, and ultimately making recommendations to the Board of Education and the Superintendent regarding future work.

    The committee is comprised of internal and external partners, including community advocates, law enforcement officers, social services personnel, students, teachers, principals, and district administrators. The Safety Task Force will work collaboratively to review research on best practices relative to safe schools, identify our current reality, and pinpoint gaps in our systems. 

    2018-2019 Meeting Dates and Summaries

    October 23, 2018, 1-4 p.m.
    Staff Development 1 & 2

    December 4, 2018
    Staff Development 1 & 2

    • Meeting Summary (pending)
    • Meeting Summary (Spanish pending)

    February 5, 2019
    Staff Development 1 & 2

    • Meeting Summary (pending)
    • Meeting Summary (Spanish pending)


    Safety Task Force Committee Members

    Name Title, Organization
    Aaron Anguiano President, Latino Community Roundtable
    Adolfo Lopez Trustee, Modesto City Schools
    Alan Ernst Chief, Modesto Fire Department
    Amanda Moore Principal, Enochs High School
    Becky Fortuna Public Information Officer, Modesto City Schools
    Brad Goudeau Senior Director, Educational Services
    Brian Findlen Captain, Modesto Police Department
    Bryan Wilson Supervisor, Maintenance & Operations
    Cindy Marks Trustee, Modesto City Schools
    Cindy Minter Senior Director, Information & Tech Services
    Darrel James 1st Vice President, Modesto Teachers Association
    David Collins Program Manager, Center for Human Services
    David Sanchez Principal, Roosevelt Jr. High
    Debbie Barrera Advocate, We R La Raza
    Doug Burton President, Modesto Teachers Association
    Ed Miller Director II, Child Welfare & Attendance, Modesto City Schools
    Elizabeth Anderson Teacher, Elliott Alternative Education Center
    Galen Carroll Chief, Modesto Police Department
    Gladys Williams President, NAACP Modesto/Stanislaus
    Jason Manning Principal, Modesto High
    Jeff Pishney Executive Director, Love Modesto/Love Our Cities
    Jeremiah Williams Owner, Oak Crafts by Jeremiah
    Jose Sabala President, South Modesto Partnerships
    Larry Johnson School Safety Officer Supervisor, Modesto City Schools
    Lazaro Ornelas President, California School Employees Association, 007
    Madie Herrera Director, Student, Parent & Community Support Services
    Mario Savala School Safety Officer, Modesto City Schools
    Mark Herbst Assistant Superintendent, SELPA, Modesto City Schools
    Marla Mack Associate Superintendent, Educational Services, Modesto City Schools
    Mike Henderson Interim Associate Superintendent, Human Resources
    Nona Baptista Administrative Assistant, Shackelford Elementary School
    Paula McDaniels Administrative Assistant, La Loma Junior High School
    Perfecto Munoz Executive Director, West Modesto Collaborative
    Ray Hickman School Safety Officer, Modesto City Schools
    Rev. Darius Crosby Senior Pastor, Greater Glory Missionary Church
    Rick Fritzemeier Executive Director, Youth for Christ
    Rickey McGill Community Member
    Roger Orth Senior Director, Maintenance & Operations, Modesto City Schools
    Sara Noguchi, Ed.D Superintendent, Modesto City Schools
    Scott Genzmer Principal, Franklin Elementary School
    Shelby Benz Student, Modesto High School
    Steve Stanfield Lieutenant, Modesto Police Department
    Tami Rubacalva Administrative Assistant, Beyer High School
    Tim Zearley Associate Superintendent, Business Services
    Yamilet Valladolid Government Affairs, Golden Valley Health Center
    Yaser Herrera Executive Director, Modesto Teachers Association