Safety Law News for October 25, 2016

  • In Idaho, educators in Jefferson County are implementing a new emergency crisis policy based on the national “I Love U Guys” response protocol.
  • In Minnesota, Shakopee administrators have replaced D.A.R.E., the long-running school standard for substance abuse education, in favor of their own program, “COPS, Community Outreach by Police for Students.”

Safety Law News for October 20, 2016

  • In Connecticut, the New Haven “Project Youth Court” is succeeding in a restorative justice approach that uses a volunteer group of high school students to determine a sentence for their peers.

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  • In Alaska, the Association of Alaska Schools Boards has released its 2015 School Climate and Connectedness Survey.  The survey measures how students and staff view their school climate, how connected students feel to adults and peers, and student risk behaviors at school or school events.
  • In New York City, a female student showed up to a Queens high school with 15 nickel bags of marijuana and a scale in her backpack — but she was let off with just a summons.
  • In South Dakota, Sioux Falls school officials are implementing new building access policies to make sure students are safe in the early morning before the start of the regular school day.

Safety Law News for October 12, 2016

  • In Indiana, an incident in the Bartholomew Consolidated School district is being used to illustrate why “public discussion about suicide must continue and why funding school resource officers and the naloxone kits are worth every penny.”
  • In North Carolina, the Wake County Sheriff is considering removing his school resource officers from the Wake County Public School System if a system-wide policy is not created for transgender students using restrooms and locker rooms.

Safety Law News for October 5, 2016

  • In Mississippi, school resource officers in Picayune are implementing a new program, “The Voice,” to reduce bullying by making students accountable to each other.

Safety Law News for September 26, 2016

  • In Minnesota, the St. Paul School District is inviting the public to “get to know” its school resource officers.  Interviews with the officers are posted on its website.  The goal is getting the community to understand that officers have positive interactions with students on a daily basis.
  • In Texas, the Medina Independent School District has placed a sign on its campuses  of its intention to protect its students.  “Attention,” the sign reads. “Please be aware that the staff at Medina ISD may be armed and will use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.”