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August 31, 2018

  • In Washington State, the Governor and the state superintendent issue statements declaring their opposition to a proposal by the U.S. Department of Education to arm teachers. 

 
  • In Florida, residents of Lake County approved a special school safety tax.  The tax of 75 cent...

August 29, 2018

  • In Michigan,  Midland City Council supported the special millage proposal for school safety that will appear on the Nov. 6 election ballot which would levy up to 0.4 mills — 40 cents per $1,000 of taxable value — raising $1.3 million.  The tax will support funding for...

August 23, 2018

  • In Illinois, officials in DuPage County are concerned about the proximity of the St. John Vianney Villa in Naperville, located next door to the junior high. The church facility serves as a retirement home for 13 Catholic priests, including two priests who have faced se...

August 18, 2018

  • In Virginia, Fairfax County Public Schools has revised its School Resource Officer Program. The new program establishes a clear division between the SROs’ role and the school administration’s role. It adds mandatory training for SROs on implicit bias, disability awaren...

August 15, 2018

  • In North Dakota, Bismarck Public Schools and the Bismarck Police Department are seeking funding in the city’s 2019 budget for equipment that includes AR-15 rifles, gun safes, bulletproof vests, and medical kits for school resource officers. 

 
  • In New York, the 59-member...

August 11, 2018

  • In Ohio, officials in the Lima City Schools announced Wednesday the implementation of a K-9 program during the upcoming school year.  The dogs will be used to find narcotics and gunpowder in the schools and they’ll also act as therapy dogs, helping calm stressed studen...

August 8, 2018

  • In Ohio, House Bill 318 has become law.  The new law defines the role and requirements of school resource officers in Ohio. The law requires at least forty hours of school resource officer training by either NASRO (National Association of School Resource Officers) or O...

August 2, 2018

  • In a new national report on school quality and safety, WalletHub ranks all 50 states.  School safety — 20 percent of the score — was based on incidents of armed students, bullying, and laws that mandate school resource officers.  In the “safety” category, Massachusetts...

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