At the Broward school board meeting today, two issues stood out. First, as in school security. A representative of the Broward Police Department expressed frustration at the lack of cooperation with the district. Secondly, about the education of sex.
The director of the police union told the Broward School Board today that in May of last year they began a labor agreement to continue to assign an officer to each school.
“But it seems that the contract is not so enforced,” said Chris O’Brien, the chief of the Hollywood police, who explained that the municipality has complied with the salaries of school officials.
The employment contract would assign 200 officers throughout the district. At the meeting, school board members express concern not only with complying with state law, but with what they consider most important: campus safety.
Sports officials need to be shown that we value them when it comes to safety. You should consider the illegal carry law, what happened in Nashville and what happened here in Broward.
Finally, they made a plan
“We are offering $68,000 per officer and the board is offering $75,000 per officer,” Jaime Alberti said.
Another area of concern today is meeting state standards for sex education instruction. Until now the district has followed the national standard.
It teaches abstinence to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, but at the same time it instructs how to have sex safely and the consequences.
Now, that will have to change, according to the Broward school board, the district will only be able to teach abstinence.