With the passing of the Maryland Safe to Learn Act of 2018 the role of the Maryland Center for School Safety has expanded significantly.
In April 2018, Governor Hogan signed the Maryland Safe To Learn Act, a landmark school safety package that includes key provisions from Governor Hogan’s Safe Schools Act of 2018, including increased funding for the Maryland Center for School Safety, the creation of aggressive statewide standards for school safety, requirements for the standardized training and certification for all school resource officers (SRO), requirements for each school system to develop behavioral assessment teams to identify and provide interventions for students who may pose a threat to safety, and the creation of a School Safety Subcabinet Advisory Board, as well as other key elements.
One of those key elements requires the Center to develop a School Resource Officer Curriculum that will be approved by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission.
The Center is seeking input on the SRO Curriculum from a variety of stakeholders and as such has developed a survey.
We are requesting the assistance of MASC in circulating the survey to the student representatives and other key members. It is very important to get input from MASC members across the State on the development of a SRO Curriculum.
Link to Survey: click here (note – this is an outside survey from the MD Center for School Safety)