Tag: Illinois

Safety Law News for September 8, 2017

In Arizona, the Phoenix City Council has approved agreements with 22 area districts at 94 schools to provide 83 school resource officers immediately. In Illinois, the new police chief of the City of Niles unveiled several initiatives designed to bolster…

Safety Law News for August 31, 2017

In Texas, Senate Bill 179 will go into effect on September 1, 2017.  The law requires school districts to include cyberbullying in their policies and notify a child’s parents if he or she is a victim or aggressor of bullying. …

Safety Law News for July 28, 2017

In Minnesota, the head of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office Juvenile Prosecution Division made a presentation in favor of keeping the SRO program.  The data show that since 2006, the program produced a steady decline in school crime referrals in…

Safety Law News for February 28, 2017

In Indiana, the Concord Community School have voted to hire its own full-time school resource officers by the end of the 2016 school year. In Missouri, the Union School District has teamed up with the Union Police Department and Franklin…

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…

Safety Law News for November 30, 2016

In New Jersey, Governor Christie signed into law S2983. The legislation establishes “Class Three” special police officers designated to provide security at both public and private schools. In Washington D.C., U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. sent a letter…

Safety Law News for September 26, 2016

In New York, Broome County officials are implementing again the SRO programs placed on hold when the state cut finding in 2010.  The Whitney Point and Windsor School Districts say the SROs help students feel more comfortable at school. In…

Safety Law News for August 11, 2016

In South Carolina, the State Board of Education is proposing new rules that would redefine how school resource officers will interact with students. The proposed rules say an SRO should not get involved until student behavior becomes criminal. Other counties…

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…

Safety Law News for July 21, 2016

In Virginia, the legislature has refiled a previously vetoed proposal on school safety.  House Bill 1392 seeks to allow school security officers to carry firearms.  The Governor vetoed the bill in April 2016 because he believes only trained, active law…