- Gresham-Barlow School District
School District conducts review of School Resource Officer Program
Update November 16:
The Gresham-Barlow School District (GBSD) has conducted a review of its School Resource Officer (SRO) Program to learn how to improve the program.
As a part of the review, Buffalo Cloud Consulting, a third-party consulting team held listening sessions.
The Buffalo Cloud Consulting Team presented its report to the GBSD Board on November 16.
Update September 29:
The team from Buffalo Cloud Consulting will present their report to the GBSD Board of Directors at the November 16 Board Work Session.
This meeting is a public meeting and it will also be live-streamed.
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Update July 13:
Update July 12:
The consulting team has completed its process and has provided Superintendent Hiu with a report of its findings. The District will share the findings with the school board and community this fall.
Update June 15:
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.
If you have questions, 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.