Safe Schools Overview

  • The district uses AB1113, Safe and Drug Free Schools, Tobacco Use and Prevention Education and general funding to support safe and peaceful school campuses. Staff members work collaboratively with the Pittsburg Police Department, Contra Costa probation department, and other organizations to ensure that our students are safe.

    The Pittsburg Police Department &Probation cooperates with the district in placing a full time officer at Pittsburg High School, Black Diamond High School, Marina Vista Elementary School, and a full time officer who splits his/her time between Hillview and Rancho Medanos. The police officer/probation officer assists in maintaining a safe school campus, intervening in dangerous situations as necessary, working with school groups, School Attendance Review Board, Parent-Teacher-Student Associations and others. The officers supervises some after school activities, and serves as a strong presence to ensure the safety of students and staff at school.


    The Contra Costa County Probation Department has placed probation officers on high school campuses throughout the county. There is a full-time probation officer at Pittsburg HS. The function of these probation officers is support adjudicated students, follow up on behavior and attendance issues for students referred to them, and to assist in maintaining safe school campuses in the district.


    The district employs classified staff whose function is to supervise middle and high school campuses to ensure student and staff safety. The campus resource assistants work directly with students on attendance, encouraging them to succeed in school, and generally supporting their academic and social development. CRAs are often the first people to know what is happening with students, and the first to intervene in potentially volatile or disruptive situations.

    Hillview Junior High School - Terry Taylor, Warren Nelson

    Martin Luther King Jr. Junior High School - Darcel Washington, Sam Garcia

    Rancho Medanos Junior High School - Steve Waters, Lu Hearns

    Pittsburg Senior High School - Magda Ellena Gonzalez (Lead), Chives Saxon, Moe Paulo, Alice Paulo, Tammy DeMange, Steven Girard, Alan Lewellyn

    Black Diamond High School - Jim Watkins, Janice Sisk

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