SRO in Middle Schools
- The ppt presentation by Mr. Ryan at the Dec. 20, 2011 BOE meeting is long on promises but very short on how the program goals and objectives will be assessed. Does anyone have information on metrics to be used to assess the success of the program? The presentation also indicated that SRO's will "Enforce laws? Other listed responsibilities of the SROs seem to overlap and/or conflict with roles of Guidance Counselors and School Psychologists. Is there coordination with these two groups? Will the SROs have access to students' records? I think the HCPSS consumers need more information before this program is implemented. And yes, the selection of schools is certainly not representative of the middle schools in Howard County and seems to have targeted schools with higher proportions of Minorities and economically disadvantaged populations.