[Template] School Board Resolution

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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WHEREAS, the [NAME] School District is responsible for the safety, security, and wellbeing of all students in their interactions with adults in our school buildings and activities; and

WHEREAS, the [NAME] School District is committed to the creation of a positive, supportive school climate for all of its students, and to promoting educational opportunities for all students on an equitable and non-discriminatory basis; and

WHEREAS, the relationship between the [NAME] School District and the [name Police Department] and the presence of police in our schools harms all of our students and particularly our Black and brown students and students with disabilities, undermining positive school climate; and

WHEREAS, the money spent on placing police in our schools is greatly needed to support education programs that meet the needs of our students; and

WHEREAS, the persistent unacceptable behavior from members of the [NAME Police Department] harms our community; and

WHEREAS, the [NAME] School District strongly condemns such behavior as incompatible with our values, mission, and vision;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that [the Board of Education of the School District] hereby directs the school district to end the [School District] contract with [Law enforcement agency] and to remove all police from [district] schools by [the first day of the 2021-2022 school year], and to establish a committee that includes students, community members, and educators, to devise a plan for reinvestment in school programs that support the safety and well-being of students and do not contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline.