Model School Code on Education and Dignity

3.3 Removing Law Enforcement and Ending Criminalization in School Environments

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Section 3.3 on Removing Law Enforcement and Ending Criminalization in School Environments calls on states, districts and schools to remove all law enforcement personnel stationed in schools on a regular basis, including School Resource Officers (SROs), police, security guards, probation officers and other law enforcement personnel. It provides model policies to minimize the role of law enforcement that are called into schools, prohibiting involvement of law enforcement in school disciplinary matters as defined in the section. It also outlines guidelines for the training and oversight of any law enforcement personnel that come into contact with schools.

 

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