The Waterloo Region District School Board passed a motion Monday night to conduct a review of the resource officer program.
The program, which sees police officers in area schools, was suspended by council in June.
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According to the Waterloo Regional, 10 school resource officers have been assigned to visit schools in the area in an effort to foster a positive relationship between students and staff while helping to establish partnerships with school staff to resolve proactively addressing student, family and school issues. Police website.
Officers were also expected to provide a constant point of contact between schools and the Waterloo Regional Police.
The Board of Directors will establish a committee to review the history and scope of the program.
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The committee will include school counselors, staff, parents and students and will seek to engage with Indigenous, Black and racialized communities in the area, staff, students, parents, board committees, former students, community groups and members of the public.
He will examine how other municipalities are working with their local police departments and determine whether the program should continue.
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