School Policing Summits
The ACLU of Pennsylvania has convened several day-long gatherings of Pennsylvania school district senior staff, school board members, and juvenile justice experts to discuss the role of police in our public schools. The summits provided school leaders with an opportunity to explore issues that are relevant to decisions they make about school policing and school climate.
RESOURCES FOR EDUCATION LEADERS
Report on the research on the impact of school policing, agreements between districts and police departments, alternatives to arrests, the collateral consequences of student contact with police, the impact on students with disabilities, and alternative approaches to discipline.
Fact sheet on school support staff levels and student arrests.
Common questions and answers regarding zero tolerance, racial disparities, and discipline.
Common questions and answers regarding the role and impact of police in schools and student rights.
A memo describing the lasting negative impacts of police interactions with students.
The model M.O.U. approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Education with ACLU annotations.
A report from school safety expert, Prof. Aaron Kupchik, on what the research shows about the impact of police in schools.