Today, the School Board of Broward County, Florida discussed the School Resource Officer (SRO) program, as part of ongoing discussions regarding safety and security enhancements, at a workshop. During the discussion, the Board expressed its preference to retain the current SRO program model, where BCPS partners with local municipalities and the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) to assign a certified law enforcement officer as an SRO. In addition, the Board recognized the new legislative requirement to have an SRO or a school safety officer in each school at the start of the 2018/19 school year. The Board also acknowledged the need to participate in the guardian program in the event a municipal partner is unable to participate in the current model at the newly mandated level because of financial or officer availability reasons.

To watch the Board workshop, visit https://eduvision.tv/l?eAmLLy. More information will be provided in the coming weeks.