Tag: students

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 January 18, 2017

In Rhode Island, the Pawtucket School and Police Departments have signed a new school safety interagency agreement.   Under the agreement, the principal will remain the primary administrator and disciplinarian and will not rely on the school resource officer for enforcement…

Safety Law News for November 21, 2016

In Georgia, more Gwinnett County public school students are being suspended from school than they were at this point a year ago. In Washington State, a coalition of the community petitioned Spokane Public Schools to revise the district’s use-of-force policy…

Safety Law News for November 1, 2016

In Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling that said a law that prohibits guns at school property trumps one passed at the same time that allowed firearms inside school safety zones. In Rhode Island, school officials have signed…

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 October 17, 2106

In Alaska, the Association of Alaska Schools Boards has released its 2015 School Climate and Connectedness Survey.  The survey measures how students and staff view their school climate, how connected students feel to adults and peers, and student risk behaviors…

Safety Law News for October 5, 2016

In Mississippi, school resource officers in Picayune are implementing a new program, “The Voice,” to reduce bullying by making students accountable to each other. In Kentucky, Jefferson County Public Schools are implementing a program in which teachers ride along with School…

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 September 21, 2016

In Missouri, school officials and police in St. Joseph attribute the significant decline in crime referrals to the presence of well-trained school resource officers.  During 2015, referrals dropped by over 60 percent to nearly 449 cases. In Pennsylvania, an Allegheny…

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…