PTA & School Safety

Dear Gunn Community,
The resources below may be helpful to your family during this difficult time when we are worried about gun violence and the safety of children in schools. Please communicate with the school if you are concerned about your child; they will help you find support. PTAs across the country are advocating for safe schools.

Superintendent‘s Weekly message addressing PAUSD school safety

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

The National PTA position on Gun Safety and Violence


Use Your Voice! In 2017, Palo Alto PTA members successfully advocated to Sacramento to ban guns in CA school zones, via Click My Cause mobile alerts. PTA – the oldest and largest child advocacy organization – will always work to keep children safe.

Use your voice – sign up now for your Palo Alto PTA 2018 legislative mobile alerts!

  • Download the “Click My Cause” app in the App Store
  • Choose PTAC (Palo Alto PTA Council) as your organization
  • Select “allow notifications” to receive your mobile alerts

Learn more how to support your student, and all CA students: Click My Cause

Take Action to End Gun Violence:
March 14 “Call Out” to Federal Legislators

On March 14, students across the country are planning to “walk out” to make their voices heard. California State PTA is asking for your help to “call out” our federal legislators and demand action.

Stand together with the voices of students and call your federal legislators on March 14 to demand stronger gun-violence prevention legislation including:

  • Prohibiting the sale and possession of assault weapons including automatic and semi-automatic weapons
  • Mandatory background checks
  • Waiting periods for all firearm purchases