Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/10/2018 - 6:30 PM
Category: SCHOOL DIVISION BUSINESS
Type: Info
Subject: For Information: Joint Protocol for the Albemarle County Public Schools and the Albemarle County Police Department Regarding the School Resource Officer Program (8:45 to 9:00)
ACPS Division Objective :
Objective 4
We will create and expand partnerships.
Policy:
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
Joint Protocol for the Albemarle County Public Schools- Board Presentation.pptx
Summary: The Joint Protocol for the Albemarle County Public Schools and the Albemarle County Police Department Regarding the School Resource Officer Program outlines the cooperation between Albemarle County Public Schools and the Albemarle County Police Department. The Joint Protocol has been under revision at the direction of the board. Specifically the board requested that the Joint Protocol be revised to address a number of issues that were not covered in the document previously. During the revision process the following sections have been added to the Joint Protocol:
• Documentation of Financing (new section 1.4)
• Documentation of the Hiring Process (new section 1.5)
• Specification of Required Training (new section 1.6)
• Principal input in the evaluation process (new section 5.3)
• FERPA Issues regarding School cameras and video (new sections 3.2.3; 3.2.4)

In addition, the following sections have been revised:

• Establish Employer for the purpose of liability (existing section 5.1)
• Addition of a set review period for joint protocol (existing section 5.4)

The revision process has been a joint effort between the ACPS and ACPD staff, along with consultation and advisement from both the County Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. During the process staff reviewed and studied guidance provided by the Virginia Association for School Superintendents and the Advancement Project. The process also included a review of similar agreements from a number of school and police agencies from around the country.
Funding: No funding required
Recommendation: Receive for information/discussion
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Nicholas King - Student Services Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Pamela Moran - Superintendent