Safety Law News for February 16, 2017

  • In Minnesota, educators in the St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids-Rice school districts have put additional resources on identifying students who are disruptive by creating individual plans to help them and monitoring their mental health and social and emotional learning. Teachers have noticed the change. It has been a calmer year.
  • In Washington State, arrests in Spokane Public Schools are down 88 percent from last year as educators have turned to a new disciplinary policy based on restorative justice practices.
  • In Illinois, Mundelein High School officials are teaming up with the Mundelein Police Department to put school resource officers in the classroom – as teachers. The goal is to have the officers teach on the law while making connections with the students.