#schoolsafety | HCPS families: Take a short survey and help Henrico County Public Schools plan for fall reopening

Douglas S. Freeman High School will solicit input from students, families, alumni, and community members on the future of its “Rebels” nickname, the school’s principal announced today in an email message. The process will be about collecting experiences and opinions. A committee of community members, students, and staff will compile…

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#schoolsafety | NYPD Officers Raked In $115 Million In Overtime During First 2 Weeks Of Recent Protests

NYPD overtime payments soared during the first two weeks of protests in NYC against racist police violence and the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. The Independent Budget Office reported that between May 30th and June 12th, New York City paid out $115 million in police overtime….

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#schoolsafety | Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty, Goleta School District Working to Visualize Plans for Fall | School Zone

When it comes to the Goleta Union School District’s ultimate plan for the fall, Superintendent Donna Lewis said to envision an accordion. “Guidelines will loosen, and we will loosen,” Lewis said. “Then, if the health situation changes, guidelines will tighten more and we are going to have to change.” The GUSD hasn’t…

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#schoolsafety | Classrooms must be as safe as possible before reopening – Marin Independent Journal

After nearly three months of coronavirus quarantine, many parents and educators are likely looking forward to the return to brick-and-mortar classrooms in some degree. Local school leaders are methodically moving in that direction, with commonsense safety protections. But they will have to overcome an understandable wariness among parents — and…

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#schoolsafety | Do police keep schools safe? Fuel the school-to-prison pipeline? Here’s what research says.

By Matt Barnum | Chalkbeat National School districts across the country are suddenly wrestling with the same question: Should police officers be in schools? In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, Minneapolis schools cut their contract with the local police department. Then Portland did. Then Denver. A majority of the…

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