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Safety Law News for September 12, 2019

• In New York, the New York Commissioner of Education is implementing a new policy that is designed to prevent school resource officers from detaining or questioning students for the purpose of determining their immigration status.

• In Illinois, all 70 Chicago schools with prior agreements to deploy sworn police officers on their campuses voted to keep the police officers stationed in their schools.

• In Arizona, the Arizona Board of Education officially adopted a timeline and criteria for school safety grants. The grant program allocates 20 million dollars for the hiring of counselors, social workers, and school resource officers in Arizona schools.

• In Kentucky, the Walton-Verona Independent Schools are adding the “Safety Tipline, Online Prevention” program, also called the S.T.O.P. tipline. It is an online reporting system that lets students, parents or anyone in the community anonymously share information about potentially unsafe situations.

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