Friday, February 19, 2021

And in Worcester news, police to be moving out of schools

 This is coming in from City Manager Augustus on Tuesday's Council agenda (it's item 9.39): 

Remove School Resource Officers from the Worcester Public Schools at the end of the calendar year. In addition, I establishing a working group to develop a comprehensive safety plan for the WPS by the end of 2021, and at the time remove the day to day presence of WPD. A new safety plan will be put into place.

There is of course much behind concerns over police in school, particularly when those schools have a majority student of color composition. There is even Massachusetts data supporting this; that's the report which is current in my subcommittee (which hasn't moved, and this is why). 
There's also more in the Council item, for those in Worcester who are interested. 

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