State of California (Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo Counties) November 3, 1998 General
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Safe & Secure Schools

By Sandie Dunn

Candidate for United States Representative; District 3

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In Congress, I will work to ensure that our schools provide students a safe and secure environment free of guns, drugs, and violence: an environment conducive to learning.
I strongly support the expansion of the Safe and Drug-free Schools Program, and actions which enforce zero tolerance policies and that provide after-school activities and learning opportunities for our children.

Removing Disruptive Students from the Classroom

81% of teachers say that the worst-behaved students
receive the most attention in class. I support teachers'authority to remove disruptive students from the classroom, so they can receive the help they need, and so that well-behaved students, eager to learn, do not miss valuable attention and invaluable learning opportunities.

Zero Tolerance for Drugs, Guns and Violence in Our Schools

We must send a message to unruly children that drugs,
guns and violence have absolutely no place in our schools and will not be tolerated. I support tough legislation that enforces zero tolerance policies for guns in schools.

Provide Children with Constructive After-School Activities

Studies show that most juvenile crime occurs during the
after-school hours. We must give children in our rural and urban communities positive, after-school learning
opportunities and keep kids off the streets. As the
president of my neighborhood association, I have
encouraged local involvement in an after-school teen
center in my community. The center provides a safe and
supervised environment, computer training, and mentoring opportunities for local teens.

Putting Additional Cops in Our Neighborhoods

Ensure the safety of our schools by putting more police
officers on the streets of our neighborhoods and in, and around, our schools. I support programs such as
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) which
help local police and sheriff's departments increase
security and improve the safety of elementary and
secondary school children and educators in and around
our schools.

Early Crime Prevention

Stop criminals when they are young, and prevent young
criminals from becoming career criminals. I support
investment in education and juvenile crime-prevention
efforts which target at risk children before they begin a life of crime.

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