The Fairfax County School Board, the tenth largest school district in the nation, approved a new school resource officer Memorandum of Understanding. Highlights from the Fairfax Schools website:
The revised MOU includes the following changes to the previous agreement:
Establishes a clear division between the role of the SRO in criminal matters and FCPS administrative staff on student discipline matters.
Clarifies that SROs are not involved in determining student discipline under the FCPS Student Rights and Responsibilities regulation.
Establishes that SROs shall not be involved with the enforcement of school rules or disciplinary infractions that are not violations of law.
Removes “stop and frisk” from the MOU.
Adds SRO training focused on implicit bias, disability awareness, crisis intervention training, restorative justice techniques, and cultural competency.