Citing safety, districts use state funds for high-needs students to pay for campus cops

Publication date: May 22, 2014

Source: EdSource

The West Contra Costa Unified School District is paying local law enforcement agencies to station police, known as school resource officers, on high school and middle school campuses with funds the state has earmarked to improve academic outcomes of “high-needs” students, drawing praise from some and criticism from others in the school community and beyond.

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