District & City Partner to Ensure School Safety
Union City is the 4th safest school district – and safest urban district - in New Jersey, according to a recent study of every school district in the State.
“We make the safety of every student and employee our top priority,” says Superintendent of School Silvia Abbato. “Our partnership with the City has helped immensely because we have our police officers who know and understand our community on guard constantly.”
There is at least one Union City Police Officer in every school, as well as a strong police presence near every school. The district has its own force of trained security guards on duty in every school. It also uses a nationally recognized safety firm, Buckley Petersen, managed by two former Federal law enforcement agents, to provide the district with invaluable safety and disaster planning and the latest tools and technology for effective public safety. The district has also invested wisely in the most effective surveillance technology so that every area of every school is monitored constantly.
Mayor Brian P. Stack says the City will continue to do everything possible to keep our schools – and our entire community – safe.
“Our schools are a community resource used by children and adults from early in the morning until evening, as well as weekends, and we are committed to maintaining public safety 24/7,” says Mayor Stack. “We will continue to work with the school district to ensure that we are always doing everything we can to protect our community.”
Niche.com, the publisher of Niche Safety Guide for school districts nationwide, used rigorous data analysis and millions of reviews to produce the study. The data, much of it from the U. S. Department of Education, contains ratings by parents and students on health and safety, and rates for expulsions, suspensions and school-related arrests.