Roseburg schools hire district safety coordinator
Edward Villarreal will be the new district safety coordinator for Roseburg Public Schools, following the school board’s approval during Wednesday’s meeting.
Roseburg Public Schools Superintendent Jared Cordon said it’s a step toward helping “our kids be safer.”
Villarreal has a master’s degree in emergency management administration from Cal State Long Beach and recently retired as police personnel sergeant with the El Segundo Police Department after a 28-year career in law enforcement.
Cordon praised Villarreal for his personality and ability to forge relationships. Villarreal will start Wednesday.
“It’s a total privilege to be here and help the community of Roseburg,” Villarreal said during the meeting.
He has worked as a USA Football Youth Camp Counselor and started a nonprofit organization to educate teens, parents and educators about suicide and self-harm prevention.
In other business:
- Prekindergarten students gave thanks to board member Rod Cotton for his donation to the programs by creating a card and performing a song.
- Roseburg Public Schools renewed its local service plan with Douglas Education Service District.
- The board agreed to title the May 2020 ballot measure “Bonds to Improve Safety, Security, Vocational Education, Renovations District-Wide” and created a question and summary to appear on the ballot.
- The board intends to award Sodexo the contract to continue as the nutrition service management company for the district.
- The district will spend $55,000 to install and upgrade cameras at Roseburg High School.