By Keri Luiz
Benicia High School Principal Damon Wright last week offered details on ongoing discussions over whether to close the school campus during lunch.
Wright told the Benicia Unified School District Board that “we want to make sure that the policy is in the best interest of our students. Our primary focus is and will remain on student safety, but we also want to make sure that we are creating a positive learning environment for our students and our staff members.”
The closed-campus question has been raised frequently over the years amid concerns for student safety, among other questions. Wright, who is in his first fall semester at Benicia High, said he personally became passionate about the topic when he was driving to the district office and saw “a drove of students walking up Military West well after the bell rang.