Andersen security to be discussed

Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials will host three meetings with members of the Andersen Elementary School community to discuss whether to erect fencing.

Trustees planned to receive reports from staff about costs associated with security at the elementary school during their meeting Tuesday night, but decided to postpone the discussion to give staff more time to price fencing, according to a news release issued Monday.

Trustees recently approved fencing at Adams and Victoria elementary schools in Costa Mesa. However, Andersen parents have been reluctant to sign off on fencing and have urged trustees to consider other security options at the small Newport Beach elementary school.

The meetings with Supt. Fred Navarro are scheduled for Wednesday as well as March 5 and March 12.

Parents and members of the community are encouraged to attend to share ideas about how to improve campus safety.

— Hannah Fry


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