Tag: New Jersey

Safety Law News for September 13, 2016

In Washington D.C., the Department of Education and the Department of Justice published recommendations on the use of police in schools. In New York City, school officials have confiscated far more weapons from students than they are reporting. In New…

Safety Law News for September 6, 2016

In Arizona, officials in Pima County are looking for policy solutions to the truancy epidemic.  One-fifth of Tucson-area juveniles are chronically truant. In New Jersey, the Elmwood Park Board of Education is implementing a shared service plan with the Elmwood…

Safety Law News for June 30, 2016

In Georgia, the state court of appeals has ruled that a school district’s “zero-tolerance” policy of expelling students for fighting regardless of whether the student was acting in self-defense was not permitted by the Georgia self-defense statute. [Henry County Board…

Safety Law News for February 19, 2016

In Wyoming, legislation has been introduced that would restrict school districts’ access to student data, particularly online social media accounts or emails. If enacted, the law would prohibit school or district employees from compelling a student to provide their username…

Safety Law News for February 2, 2016

In New Jersey, legislation has been introduced that creates “Class Three” special police officers designated to provide security at both public and private schools and community colleges. The position would be open to police officers under the age of 65…

Safety Law News for January 22, 2016

In Michigan, officials in the Grand Rapids Public Schools turn down a $1 million grant in implement a school resource officer program. Parents and other community leaders said they weren’t comfortable having police officers inside the schools after national incidents…

Safety Law News For January 12, 2016

In Florida, a lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require school-resource officers at every public-school campus. The legislation, SB 1368, would require that at least one officer be present at each public school from 30 minutes before classes start…

Safety Law News for December 8, 2015

In Indiana, school officials in Muncie are moving away from zero tolerance policies with a new discipline policy that combines elements of restorative justice with mandated suspensions. New Jersey school districts are improving social media safety by taking a proactive…

Safety Law News for September 8, 2015

In Brunswick Ohio, officials are hosting a series of meetings for parents to address issues concerning students’ mental health and campus safety. The meetings feature presentations by mental health specialists, social workers, and school resource officers. In New Jersey, the…

Safety Law News for September 4, 2015

In Connecticut, the Bridgeport Police School Resource Officers now walk students to school as a part of the City of Bridgeport’s Safe Corridors program. The Safe Corridor Program is a community safety effort that provides a safe route to and…