The Transformative Role School Resource Officers Have in Reopening Public Schools

When:  Jul 8, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (ET)


Public schools were created to provide safe learning environments to evaluate issues that could impact a student’s welfare or impede their success. As we look to reopen schools this fall, keeping in mind COVID-19, racial and mental health concerns, school districts must rethink the role of the school resource officers and school security personnel. 

The responsibility of the SRO is not just aligned to enforcement, they play a pivotal role in cultivating a positive and supportive school culture. The webinar will focus on critical issues and the need for investment in proper training/resources for SROs to help rebuild trust and reshape how they are viewed by students and staff, and the community. 

  • Role as educators
  • Professional development needs
  • Supporting students and employees
  • New infrastructure pattern and plan

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand financial implications, budget, or cost, of professional development for SRO and security personnel.
  2. Understand the all-encompassing role and responsibilities of the SRO as it relates to educationalist and adviser for students.
  3. Outline considerations for school board leaders as they evaluate current policies as they apply to the needs of students’ social emotional wellbeing.

Mo Canady, Executive Director, National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO)

Brandon Carney, Staff Attorney, Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA)

 Devin Del Palacio, Chair, NSBA National Council of Black School Board Members

Ashley Frazier, Ph.D., Director Curriculum and Training, D.A.R.E. America

Jacinto Ramos, School Board Member, Fort Worth ISD & CUBE Chair, National School Boards Association (moderator)

Kelly Vaillancourt Strobach, Director for Policy and Advocacy, National Association of School Psychologists


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