Superintendent Alex Marrero had asked the board to make a decision before he finalizes a new school safety plan.
Greg Cazzell has worked 8 years as Aurora Public Schools security chief and 22 years on the Glendale police force.
One proposal calls for training community resource officers who would respond only to emergencies and threats. Another would give Superintendent Alex Marrero discretion to station police inside schools.
Superintendent Alex Marrero previously suggested schools should decide on SROs. Now he wants the school board to set policy.
Families say publicly funded, privately run charter schools in New York are allowed to punish and discriminate against students by calling in emergency services.
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Suspensions are also up 6% compared with the same period in 2019, just before the pandemic hit.
The family is planning a wrongful death lawsuit against Denver Public Schools.
Some students and advocacy groups are speaking out against permanently reintroducing police in schools. “We want to be students, not prisoners,” one student said.
Board members have asked the district to present options, including the prospect of bringing the work in-house.
Denver Public Schools has been without a safety chief for 6 months amid rising gun violence and concerns
A district document cites several reasons why it’s been difficult to hire a new chief, including media coverage of the school board.
Some 500 asylum-seekers slept in a school gym on Staten Island over the weekend. By Monday city officials had identified six more gyms, all in Brooklyn, to cope with an evolving emergency.
“The regret I have right now is that he’s not here for me to tell him that,” Mason said of student Austin Lyle, who took his own life after shooting Mason and another dean.
“There is broad agreement that action is needed,” Lee said.
Smaller class sizes, more mental health workers should be part of safety plan, Denver teachers union says
Only 42% of respondents to a Denver teachers union survey said police in schools would make them feel safe.
DPSCD has 29 cell towers across the city, with some towers reaping as much as $2,000 per month for the district.
Denver district would retrain all employees in safety procedures and will focus on mental health and equity, its draft safety plan proposes.
Colorado’s open meetings law declares that the “formation of public policy is public business and may not be conducted in secret.”
“If you enter the school system as a 3-year-old, and you exit as an 18-year-old, you will have done 60 lockdown drills,” one parent said. “This is not about making anyone less safe — this is about being smart about what is the best mediated solution.”
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Councilmember Isaiah Thomas wants to discuss creating a new authority to manage school construction and repairs, although a similar approach in New Jersey has fared poorly.
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“They are shrugging their shoulders at us,” said one Nashville mom, “but we are not going to stop.”
It’s the latest in a string of disciplinary actions against district employees over alleged mistreatment of students.
Murphy Robinson will assist in “evaluating current building infrastructure, systems, policies and training, as well as the safety culture.”
Nearly 63% of respondents said board members care more about their own political ambitions than about improving educational outcomes for children.
The Denver district plans to release a first draft of its safety plan May 1.
The district has come under fire for failing to present a long-term plan for students if more schools shut down.
“We are a welcoming environment,” a top Denver administrator said this week. “We really want students to be in their school environment.”
Students discussed their constant worries about gun violence and the disconnect they feel from those welcoming the NRA to town.
Proposed law would clarify the burden of proof, require training for expulsion officers, and give families two days to review evidence.
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