The Youth and School Resource Officers School Resource Officers (SROs) are sworn police officers trained to serve and protect the community. As such, they have a duty to serve and protect schools within their jurisdiction as part of a total community-policing strategy. Research has shown that the youth with healthy relationships and “protective factors” have a reduced chance of becoming involved in serious delinquency. These “protective factors” include adding school resource officers to school campuses with the growing number of at-risk students. It is important for schools to have SROs because the SRO’s role on school campus is keeping students safe and supporting the education mission not only as law enforcement officer but also as a teacher and a counselor.
For example, the JWRC educates students (children), parents, and teachers on the following: internet and cell safety, cyber bullying, how to talk to your kids safely, recognizing risky behaviors and common lures (Prevention Education). This proves that the JWRC is trying to help solve the problem of child abductions because they are teaching people how to prevent child abductions. They have information online and on paper (phablet). The JWRC is truly trying to terminate this misfortune. Another example that shows the JWRC is working to stop child abductions is that they present on topics like about Jacob Wetterling, a boy who was abducted in 1989 which is also what this organization originated from.
The author did not believe that the teacher had done this act out of the lack of skill, knowledge, or ability, but indeed the actions were a purposeful misconduct. Regardless of where the problem originated, it was proven to be true, and a well carried out a disciplinary process needed to be put in place to deal with the problem. A discipline that is effective can help protect the organization and everyone involved. If there are mixed messages about what needed to be done, everyone suffers. In addition to this, a well-planned improvement plan can bring a resolution before the challenge gets out of hand.
Being safe at school is something that a person shouldn’t have to worry, about but it has become a concern for a lot of parents, teachers, and school administration. Increasing security in high school, middle school, and elementary school would help control and protect the kids from possible threats, as well as creating a safe learning environment and show kids that police officers are good people. Most middle and high schools nowadays have resource officers in the building or some sort of security within the school. In 2007 only 40% of schools in the country had a school resource officer on campus (James and McCallion 11). From a study done by The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice services, they reported that “‘an overwhelming majority of students and staff feel safe at school’ as a result of school resource officers (SROs) being present in school buildings” (Weiler and Cray).
To carry on effective collaboration procedures, all parties involved need to possess specific knowledge about the different parts of the program, its structure, application, and assessment. Educators’ attitude and commitment towards the program are also major factors to consider here and are directly related to the lack of training in collaboration techniques. The solution would be to provide the whole staff with professional development sessions that would allow them to positively participate in the collaboration program facilitating, hence, its schoolwide implementation. Force 3: It is difficult for all parties involved to agree on what is best for
Different subjects, students, and classrooms all have varying objectives and therefore, teacher evaluations should reflect these variables. Also, little guidance is provided on how to complete the teacher evaluation form, and on top of that, different evaluators have their own ideas of how to evaluate someone so their evaluations can be highly subjective. Districts typically give little direction regarding what evaluators should look for. Instead of providing guidelines and rubrics about the substance of evaluations, districts are more likely to set out time lines and explain processes (Koppich & Showalter, 2008). Also, there is a tendency for teacher evaluations to be very similar with little variance in scores.
Obama (2012) said, "This job of keeping our children safe, and teaching them well, is something we can only do together, with the help of friends and neighbors, the help of a community, and the help of a nation." Therefore, trying to help America as a whole would require a large number of people, but we can make our school safe. It is a small step toward a safer education. There have been many tries to make schools safer, yet we still hear about new ones weekly. It has devastated so many families.
In the past and present, school safety is one of the number one priorities of any school district. Having a safe and secure learning environment is crucial in getting children of any age the education that they need and deserve. When this security is threatened it can be either directly, for the victims of school shootings, or indirectly, for the students that hear about these incidents and no longer feel as safe when they are in their school. When a tragic event happens like what recently happened in Florida, there will be an argument and as with any argument, there will be many sides. Some ideas for school safety that have come out of this incident include, gun control laws, mental health screenings, and things that can be done in schools to control the situation of having an active shooter.
It is essential for schools to ensure rules and amendments are concisely communicated to staff, parents, and students; ensure consistency and be unbiased with all students; ensure school officials rightly stress their concern about violence, drug use, and other criminal behavior among the student population and implement positive strategies with students to help them make better choices in life. In addition, the Fourth Amendment plays a major role in the community. It is importance for schools to develop a relationship with local businesses and community leaders; because school aged students are our future community leaders. It is also important for the schools to collaborate with community leaders such as federal agencies and universities to develop and implement programs, which address violence and other criminal behavior in schools as a prevention
Research revealed a strong relationship between trust and transformational leadership, also it was mentioned that lack of trust will negatively affect the leading process and plans success in the school. In addition, findings of this study mentioned that reaching the desired level of trust between leaders and followers is not related with time, it is only based on several practices made by the leader himself, these practices help to enhance and evolve trust between principle and staff. Also, it appeared that several leadership practices were adopted by principal to reinforce trust between principal and followers such as confront problems calmly, communication with professors, students, and parents, admitting to own mistakes, give trust to gain trust, take care and listening to the staff, being role model, treat everyone the same way, work hard, keep work-related things privet, sharing decision making process with their staff, and committed and true to his words.
It is not just protecting children against abuse and neglect, but also to help a child to achieve their best, giving them the opportunities, nurturing and providing facilities along with keeping them safe. It is our responsibility to keep children safe such as, accidents while at school. Protecting them from bullying ensuring children can feel safe while at school and being approachable and someone for them to talk to with any concerns or problems. Regular talks during school, to explain and reinforce the consequences of bullying/cyberbully, verbal and physical abuse is not tolerated. Discussion is a vital form of communication as well as reinforcing what has been discussed.