Safety Law News for August 9, 2019
• In Kentucky, the Jefferson County Public School Board canceled its school resource officer program by declining by approve contracts with its local law enforcement agencies. The decision will result in the school district having just nine sworn law enforcement officers serving its 156 school campuses when students return to school. • In New York, the New Rochelle School District Board voted to keep school resource officers out of schools districtwide, following a recommendation from its Culture and Climate Committee. • In Alabama, the Chambers County School District sent out a training video to all staff in the district to explain the use of e-cigarettes in high schools. Students aren’t just using vape devices for nicotine but also synthetic marijuana. • In New York, the Governor signed into law a state-wide policy forbidding teachers from coming to school armed. The law, effect immediately, does make exceptions for school resource officers and law enforcement officers on school property.