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    June 15, 2022

    Update on School Resource Officer Outreach and Review Process

    Dear GBSD Community,

    I wanted to share with you an update on our School Resource Officer Outreach and Review Process. 

    The independent, third-party consulting team that the District hired to conduct the process, Buffalo Cloud Consulting (BBC), has concluded its community listening process on the school resource officer (SRO) program. Buffalo Cloud Consulting met with the following groups:

    * Students at Gresham HS, Sam Barlow HS, Springwater Trail HS, and REY Academy

    * Parents

    * Staff

    * Community members

    * District leadership

    *Instructional leadership team

    * Law enforcement representatives 

    According to the consulting team, the process was rich and rewarding, especially with the students who provided serious and mature recommendations. We are so grateful to the students who shared their lived experiences, whose stories will be reflected in the report. 

    Thank you all to those who participated. 

    As a reminder, the process also included a review of relevant data such as student discipline data, school climate surveys, and SRO job descriptions.

    Buffalo Cloud Consulting anticipates delivering the report and recommendations to me on June 27, 2022.

    Watch for updates moving forward. Updates will also be posted on the GBSD’s School Resource Officer and Outreach Review Process Webpage.

    Sincerely,

    James Hiu

    Superintendent of Schools