Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Montgomery Middle Gets Dutch Treat

Mayors from 15 cities in the Netherlands visited Montgomery Middle School on Oct. 14 to learn about the Safe Passage Program, which works to reduce the number of students threatened by gangs while going to- or from-school. Principal Jonathan Ton says it was a great honor to host the Dutch dignitaries, who not only learned about what goes on at Montgomery, but shared some of their best practices. The innovative program works with the City of San Diego Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention and concentrates on students in areas such as bus stops and city sidewalks. For more information, contact principal Ton at jton@sandi.net, or Lynn Sharpe-Underwood, San Diego Commission on Gangs director, at lsharpeunderwood@sandiego.gov.

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