Opinion

School Resource Officers in Salem-Keizer schools

Recently the Superintendent of Salem-Keizer Public Schools allowed the district’s School Resource Officer (SRO) contract to expire, effectively removing SROs from our schools. The decision was made in response to claims the current model of SROs in schools disrupts the learning environment and disproportionately impacts students with disabilities, LGBTQ and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), even though a student led task force made up entirely of BIPOC students concluded that SROs are . . .

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