Safety Law News for April 25, 2017

  • In Minnesota, officials in the Savage Public Schools are revising their school safety plan.  The new plan eliminates all officers with a new administrative position called the dean of students.  The superintendent believes “ultimately, the focus of a School Resource Officer is law enforcement, while a dean of students is focused on engaging students, parents and families.”  Police will be called as needed in the future.
  • In Arizona, Scottsdale Schools are utilizing a proactive, non-punitive approach to student discipline that tracks student misconduct referrals to identify problem behavior and teach social skills.  The program is called Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) and is used on each campus to combat bullying and harassment.

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