School-to-Prison Pipeline

Read: Amarillo ISD Board Approves New Campus Police Department

Amarillo ISD Board Approves New Campus Police Department

After weighing the pros and cons, Amarillo ISD Board of Trustees is pressing forward with the establishment of its own law enforcement agency.

Read: Prince George’s County School Board Votes to Keep SROs

Prince George’s County School Board Votes to Keep SROs

A recent survey of staff, parents, students and community members found 82% believe SROs are important or very important in keeping schools safe.

Read: NYPD Considers Hiring 475 Additional School Safety Agents

NYPD Considers Hiring 475 Additional School Safety Agents

The proposal comes after de Blasio said school safety agents would be moved from under the NYPD and amid a hiring freeze of social workers and guidance counselors.

Read: Prince George’s County School Board to Vote on Security Personnel Arrest Powers

Prince George’s County School Board to Vote on Security Personnel Arrest Powers

Data from the last three years shows the majority of student arrests were made by security personnel and not school resource officers.

Read: Former Houston High School Principal Makes Her Case for SROs on Campus

Former Houston High School Principal Makes Her Case for SROs on Campus

The author describes how her school’s use of SROs changed the culture of her campus. The approach was so successful that it was featured in the national and international media.

Read: Denver, Seattle Schools Terminate Police Contracts

Denver, Seattle Schools Terminate Police Contracts

The push for removing police from schools and diverting funds toward social supports for students has gained traction following the killing of George Floyd.

Read: Study: Stricter School Discipline Policies Have Long-term Negative Effects on Students

Study: Stricter School Discipline Policies Have Long-term Negative Effects on Students

High suspension rates of middle school students resulted in a significantly greater chance of them dropping out, being arrested and incarcerated.

Read: Calif. Law Bans Suspensions for Falling Asleep, Talking Back to Teachers

Calif. Law Bans Suspensions for Falling Asleep, Talking Back to Teachers

Supporters of the law believe ending “willful defiance” suspensions will help disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.

Read: ACLU Nebraska: SRO Programs Fuel School-to-Prison Pipeline

ACLU Nebraska: SRO Programs Fuel School-to-Prison Pipeline

A study from ACLU Nebraska found its schools’ SRO programs vary greatly and most don’t properly track students’ arrests or law enforcement referrals.

Read: Police, Mental Health and Social Services Must Work Together

Police, Mental Health and Social Services Must Work Together

A needless tug of war could be developing with school police on one side and mental health professionals, social services advocates and civil rights activists on the other.

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