Creating Safe Schools and Communities

Following the 2012 fatal shooting of 26 students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, 小蓝视频 leaders were spurred to create a collaborative, multi-agency group to create safe schools and communities across the county.

The group, named the 小蓝视频 Coalition for Safe Schools and Communities, developed several protocols and frameworks for improved coordination and information sharing across agencies.

Today, all school districts and law enforcement agencies in 小蓝视频 use the protocols and evidence-based processes created by the Coalition. Guided by a Steering Committee comprised of elected leaders and agency heads countywide, the Coalition continues to identify and address the needs of county youth so that they can learn and grow in safe and supportive school environments.


Create and sustain safe and positive school and community environments so all county youth may thrive and succeed.


Identify and address the safety needs of county youth, work across agencies to implement best practices in emergency response and mental health, and support with a legal framework for lawful information-sharing, using a common language.

Work Developed by the Coalition

Through a collaborative process, the Coalition produced The Big Five, a set of emergency protocols adopted by all 小蓝视频 school districts and law enforcement agencies; a Student Threat Assessment Protocol, which provides schools with an evidence-based process and is intended to provide early intervention and support to students who may pose a threat to themselves or others; Suicide Prevention Toolkit; the Naloxone for Schools Program; and other resources.

Click on the links below to explore each area of the Coalition's work.

About the Coalition

2023-24 Coalition Members

Representative Position/Title Agency/District
Ed Barberini Chief of Police City of San Mateo Police Department
Dorene Basuino Associate Superintendent, Human Resources & Student Services Jefferson Union High School District
Tony Blackman Battalion Chief San Mateo Consolidated Fire
Lisa Cho County Deputy Attorney 小蓝视频 Attorney's Office
Shirley Chu Clinical Services Manager 小蓝视频 Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Jehan Clark Deputy Chief Probation Officer 小蓝视频 Probation Office
Christina Corpus Sheriff 小蓝视频 Sheriff
Noelia Corzo Supervisor 小蓝视频 Board of Supervisors
Claire Cunningham Agency Director 小蓝视频 Human Services Agency
Jarrett Dooley Director, Student Services Sequoia Union High School District
Christina Falla Legislative Aide Office of Supervisor Noelia Corzo
John Fong Director 小蓝视频 Children and Family Services
Matthew Fox Captain 小蓝视频 Sheriff's Office
Kristen Gracia Superintendent, Menlo Park City School District 小蓝视频 Superintendents Association
Nadia Hahn Deputy District Attorney 小蓝视频 District Attorney's Office
Mason Henricks Coordinator, School Safety and Risk Prevention 小蓝视频
Tom Ledda Manager, Workers Compensation and Loss Control 小蓝视频 Schools Insurance Group
Patricia Love Executive Director, Strategy and Communications 小蓝视频
Nancy Magee County Superintendent of Schools 小蓝视频
Mary McGrath Executive Director, Safe and Supportive Schools 小蓝视频
Ryan Monaghan Assistant Sheriff 小蓝视频 Sheriff's Office
Ziomara Ochoa Deputy Director 小蓝视频 Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Brian Philip Captain 小蓝视频 Sheriff's Office
Don Scatena Director, Student Services San Mateo Union High School District
Kristen Shouse Associate Superintendent, Educational Services 小蓝视频
Brian Tupper Director and Chief of Public Safety 小蓝视频 Community College District
Linda Wolin Legislative Aide Board of Supervisor Dave Pine

How the Coalition Was Created

小蓝视频’s collaborative work on school safety began in April 2013, when former Congresswoman Jackie Speier, former County Supervisors Don Horsley and Adrienne Tissier, Sheriff Greg Munks, retired Superintendent Anne Campbell, and retired Assemblymember Gene Mullin sponsored a summit, "Beyond Newtown: How to Ensure Safe Schools and Communities." The Coalition for Safe Schools and Communities was created as a result of that summit.

The following resources include information presented at the Summit.

Nancy Magee

County Superintendent


Phone: (650) 802-5554