School Safety

Read: NYPD to Continue Providing SROs; LAUSD Cuts Police Budget By $25 Million

NYPD to Continue Providing SROs; LAUSD Cuts Police Budget By $25 Million

Approximately $300 million of a $1 billion budget cut to the NYPD was supposed to be used to move SROs from under the agency.

Read: Oakland USD Board Unanimously Votes Out Police Department

Oakland USD Board Unanimously Votes Out Police Department

Chief Jeff Godown agrees with the decision, stating 70% of calls his department receives should be handled by behavorial health specialists or counselors.

Read: The Campus Safety Online Summit Is July 7-8. Register today!

The Campus Safety Online Summit Is July 7-8. Register today!

This two-day event will cover topics concerning lessons learned from COVID-19 and issues related to the re-opening of campuses.

Read: Security Images Were Altered By Administrator, Says Anderson School District 2 Trustee

Security Images Were Altered By Administrator, Says Anderson School District 2 Trustee

The district’s superintendent has been on paid administrative leave since he refused to honor a school board vote to demote two employees.

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: De Blasio Rejects Demands to Remove Police from NYC Schools

De Blasio Rejects Demands to Remove Police from NYC Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio said although he is not prepared to eliminate NYPD presence from schools, he is looking into supplementary “grassroots” alternatives.

Read: 54% of Public School Districts Need to Update or Replace Multiple Infrastructures

54% of Public School Districts Need to Update or Replace Multiple Infrastructures

Over two-fifths also need to update or replace heating, ventilation and air condition systems, raising concerns about reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Read: Iowa City Community Schools to Make All Playgrounds ADA-Compliant

Iowa City Community Schools to Make All Playgrounds ADA-Compliant

After parents filed a complaint, the Department of Justice surveyed 12 playgrounds and found more than 200 adjustments that needed to be made to comply.

Read: Cuomo Warns of Inflammatory Disease Linked to Children with COVID-19

Cuomo Warns of Inflammatory Disease Linked to Children with COVID-19

The New York governor said he hasn’t determined if children in the state will return to school in the fall, partially because of the unknowns of the disease.

Read: Whitehouse ISD Board Approves Arming Teachers

Whitehouse ISD Board Approves Arming Teachers

Approved Whitehouse ISD staff will have to complete 80 hours of training and are required to pass physical and psychological exams.

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