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School District conducts review of School Resource Officer Program

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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.  

Update July 13:

GBSD shares response to Gresham Police Department's announcement regarding School Resource Officer Program

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:

Read Superintendent Hiu's June 15 Update for the Community on the Process

Our commitment

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:

Watch the April 26 Community Informational Meeting

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.