School resource officer (use of) (October 2016 School Leader Update)
The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice releases resources for schools, colleges to ensure appropriate use of school resource officers and campus
On Sept. 8, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice released new tools to improve school climate and school safety. The tools are aimed at school resource officers and other law enforcement who work in schools on student discipline issues and will help provide best practice resources. The goal is to provide a positive and safe learning environment and to build trust between students and law enforcement officials.
For more information about the administration's work on school climate and discipline go to www.ed.gov/rethinkdiscipline.