Safety Law News for July 26, 2016

  • In Indiana, a Decatur County Community Schools official praised the impact police officers working in schools have had on students and said the presence of officers has changed the environment in positive ways.
  • In Illinois, Kane County educators are demanding full-time SROs for two high schools.  The sheriff’s office offered to provide part-time resource officers, but educators say that is not a satisfactory solution.
  • In New York City, public schools will no longer be allowed to suspend students in kindergarten through second grade under proposed updates to the Department of Education’s discipline code announced.  Educators want resources to be in place before the changes to the code are made.
  • In Indiana, a new survey of Indianapolis Public Schools teachers has found that the majority of the district’s teachers do not feel properly trained on the district’s new behavior plan intended to reduce student suspensions.