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Safety Law News for December 13, 2017

In California, the Vallejo school board agreed to a contract with the City of Vallejo to extend and expand the school resource officer program. The educators stated that the district has been happy with the performance of the SROs. However, the agreement does not settle a disagreement over authority school officials will have over the SRO.

In Washington State, school officials in the Spokane Public Schools are looking closely at a new report that 1,191 cases of suspension or expulsion occurred in the first 60 school days of the school year. State law required the implementation of restorative discipline policies. Some teachers and parents believe the focus on reducing discipline has created unsafe working and learning environments.

In Kentucky, House Bill 145 is being introduced that will require that all students in elementary, middle and high school to be taught about "drug abuse prevention, with an emphasis on the prescription drug epidemic and the connection between prescription opioid abuse and addiction to other drugs, such as heroin and synthetic drugs."

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