By Dianne Jacob
Student safety: San Diego County is teaming up with school districts to place more Sheriff’s deputies on high school campuses and truancy officers in elementary and middle schools. The Board of Supervisors, at my urging, recently voted to work with as many as 10 districts to beef up law enforcement personnel on campuses in our unincorporated areas.
Campus safety and keeping kids out of trouble have always been big concerns. But in this day and age, we need to make sure we’re doing all we can to keep our schools safe and our kids in the classroom.
Backcountry services: My office and the county Fire Authority continue to work with Cal Fire to upgrade emergency medical services in our rural areas. We recently added around-the-clock paramedic service to the Intermountain fire station near Ramona. The station is on state Route 78.
The new paramedic engine is the sixth the county has added to our backcountry in recent years. Engines have been added to stations in Jamul, Lake Morena, Otay, Pine Valley and Descanso.
County officials also plan to post one in Jacumba Hot Springs within a few months.
Made in the shade: A big thank you to all those who joined me recently to formally dedicate the new shaded patio at the Poway Library. It’s beautiful!
The library is one of the most popular in our entire county. In the next few months, it will also get new carpet, lighting, furniture, more study areas and special spaces for kids and teens.
Since I joined the Board of Supervisors, the county has remodeled eight libraries and built 12 of them in District 2. Libraries bring us together and are great for our communities.
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