Safety Task Force

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

The committee was 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 worked collaboratively to review research on best practices relative to safe schools, identify our current reality, and pinpoint gaps in our systems. 

The committee met five times during the 2018-2019 school year. Committee lead, Tim Zearley, Associate Superintendent, Business Services, presented the committee recommendations to the Board of Education and the Superintendent at the June 17, 2019 Board of Education meeting. 

2018-2019 Meeting Dates 

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

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

December 18, 2018, 1-4 p.m.
Staff Development 1 & 2

January 9, 2019, 1-4 p.m.
Staff Development 1 & 2

February 5, 2019, 1-4 p.m.
Staff Development 1 & 2

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