Tag: California

Safety Law News for October 20, 2017

In Connecticut, the Monroe Board of Education has modified the school resource officer job description to include officers wearing body cameras on school property.  The new language states, “The school resource officer shall use [the] body worn camera in accordance…

Safety Law News for September 6, 2017

In California, officials at the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District are implanting a new disciplinary program with Monterey County juvenile justice agencies.  “Advocating Responsible Choices” is basically a diversion program that relies upon school resource officers who make the initial…

Safety Law News for August 9, 2017

In California, Salinas City Council member Tony Villegas speaks to the necessity of the local school resource officer program.  “In my opinion, I believe a lot of [opponents] have been fed misinformation or don’t understand exactly what the city is…

Safety Law News for June 15, 2017

In South Carolina, a Bamberg County Councilman says critics of the SRO program will not silence him or the president of the local Parent Teacher Organization who say they were “appalled” the city was considering eliminating the SRO program, which…

Safety Law News for June 1, 2017

In Minnesota, the U.S. District Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by a St. Paul teacher who sued the school district for injuries sustained in an assault by a student.  The court ruled that the teacher failed to prove his case…

Safety Law News for March 14, 2017

In California, the California Court of Appeal ruled that new state law allows juvenile courts to seal all juvenile court records, including school records, when the child completes a diversion program.  The new restorative justice policy, [Welfare and Institutions Code…

Safety Law News for January 24, 2017

In North Carolina, The North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions survey is an anonymous statewide survey to assess conditions at schools.  Its 2016 results show that 86% of teachers surveyed reported that their schools were a good place to work.  92.5%…

Safety Law News for October 25, 2016

In Colorado, Colorado Springs school officials are trying new tactics to prevent students from using marijuana. In Idaho, educators in Jefferson County are implementing a new emergency crisis policy based on the national “I Love U Guys” response protocol. A…

Safety Law News for August 30, 2016

In California, SB 1072 has been approved by the legislature and placed on the desk of the Governor.  The state law would require school buses to be outfitted with an alarm system to ensure students are not forgotten on the…

Safety Law News for July 29, 2016

In New York City, dozens of school resource officers were hospitalized after clashes with students in the first three months of the year, according to NYPD data.  Sixty-nine suffered injuries; 40 were severe enough to require hospital visits.  Out of…