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School District conducts review of School Resource Officer Program
The Gresham-Barlow School District (GBSD) is conducting a review of its School Resource Officer (SRO) Program.
An independent, third-party consulting team will hold listening sessions to inform this review and analyze relevant data. The Gresham-Barlow School District believes the School Resource Officer program is critically important. This process will allow the District to evaluate and improve the program.
GBSD is committed to ensuring our schools are safe and welcoming places for all students.
About the process
GBSD will work to create a path forward for the role of SROs in the school district. We will do this by actively listening to the many layers of our students’ lived experiences and the multiple perspectives of families, staff, and community members.
Deepen understanding through listening
-Multiple groups of students will be asked to participate, including students who have both positive and negative experiences with SROs
-In addition to hearing from students, listening sessions will be held for families, staff, and the community
-Listening sessions will be held both In-person and virtually
Review of relevant data
The GBSD SRO Outreach and Review Process will also include a review of relevant data such as student discipline data, school climate surveys, and SRO job descriptions.
At the conclusion of the review, the consultants will provide a set of recommendations to the superintendent of schools based on the community’s input.
The review begins in March 2022. It is expected to conclude at the end of the 2022-23 school year.
How you can get involved
UPDATE: The May 17 Listening Session is full.
If you wish to share your feedback, please contact facilitator Christine Moses at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listening Session for the Community:
Share your lived experiences and perspective
Date: Tuesday, May 17
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Location: Former West Gresham Elementary Building
330 Powell Boulevard
Gresham, OR 97030
Parking: Parking is limited at West Gresham. Please feel free to park at one of the following locations: First Baptist Church (224 Powell Blvd, Gresham, OR 97030) or in the McCrae's Country Cafe parking lot at 401 Powell Bouvelard.
Space is Limited - Refreshments will be provided -Childcare available
(Child must be potty trained)
Spanish and Russian interpreters will be available
Note: In addition to the community session above, listening sessions for high school students, families and staff will take place. Please contact your high school principal for more information.
Questions? Unable to attend the May 17 session?
If you have questions, or are unable to attend the May 17 session, but would like to provide feedback, please contact consultant Christine Moses by email at: email@example.com
About the consulting team
Founded in 2014, Buffalo Cloud Consulting is an Oregon-based BIPOC-owned, woman-owned equity and belonging consultancy. Focused on supporting systems change through compassionate coaching, training, and community engagement, BCC supports all types of learning environments by facilitating deep listening and centering lived experiences. Christine Moses, John Lenssen, and Hector Roche are the BCC team that will be helping GBSD with the listening sessions.