Friday, September 10, 2010

How Many School Resource Officers Are On Duty At Once In Each HS?

This 13WHAM news story shows (see photo) the two share duties together. Is this a change?

"Officers Jennifer Penkitis and Jeff Phillips share duties at Greece Olympia High School. Both are glad money was restored to keep officers on duty in schools. Phillips says he has three children in the district and believes the officers help keep schools safer and stop any problems from spilling over from neighborhoods into the schools."


Anonymous said...

Again, there have been numerous incidents across the United States of compromised school safety despite the presence of SROs being present on campus at the time.

Anonymous said...

Newsflash for our BOE: A legal resolution does not equate to an ethical one.

SCATS said...


Anonymous said...

I thought they could fund it only by transferring funds from one spending account to another spending account. Yes?

AND: The police chief said the police benefited by having officers in the schools as they heard about potential problems in the community. If true, and it probably is, then should the police department bear some of this expense?? Perhaps Mr. Auberger needs to condsider this.

SCATS said...

To 8:11AM ~~ Who knows WHAT they are doing? There was NO BROADCAST, so we're all left in the dark!

This whole SRO program raises LOTS of questions about the "deal" Greece Central has with the Town & PD to cover wages and other issues. IS THERE A CONTRACT?

Anonymous said...

Will the residents of Greece be provided the results of this reinstatement at year's end?

If so, in what capacity/format?

-#of fights/altercations prevented?

-Documented sharing of intel and information between administrators and officers?

-# of established student-officer relationships and the resulting impact of those relationships?

-Documented amount of time officers spend with students?

SCATS said...

To 8:44AM ~~ Documentation?? Surely you must jest! The BOE Prez. unilaterally decided to NOT broadcast this meeting. There is NO record anything happened Tuesday night regarding the SRO's ;)

Anonymous said...

Then, we are spitting in the wind.
This knee-jerk decision by our BOE will come and bite all of us.

Yes, we secured some warm and fuzzy press coverage over this.

However, how will we know if its worth the $$$ if its not measured?

Perhaps that's where GCSD could start...benchmark districts similar in size and demographic composition that have garnered MEASURED success with there SRO Programs. Replicate what those districts are doing and then adjust if necessary.

Ask pertinent questions, engage in dialogue..What's effective, what's not?

This is not rocket science, merely a hallmark rule of performance measurement.

SCATS said...

To 9:07AM ~~ We excel at spitting in the wind, along with pulling up the rear, getting negative media coverage and defeating school budgets ;)

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the reason the superintendent recommended the removal from the budget was that the effect was not or could not be measured. It is another one of those programs funded for only emotion.

When it comes to maintaining order in our schools I must ask how effective the security people are having. Is it they that are saying they need help?

SCATS said...

To 10:41AM ~~ Just to be clear, it was former Supt. Achramovitch who removed it. It was BOE member (and former teacher) Dave Ferington who brought the resolution to reinstate SRO's to the school board.

Anonymous said...

8:11 EVERYONE is a capitalist. Some do it under a banner of liberty and the rest under mob-boss tyranny. Follow the money to see.

Charlie Hubbard said...

9:07, you are being far too rational - now stop it.
Your asking for things to be done in a business like manner. This is public education (monopoly) where money is spent with vitualy no oversite (school boards).

The point Scats made about no record of this meeting should tell lots about who these people are (board). On the other hand when you have a group of elected officials with the mindset that 'they' are at liberty to give the 'finger' to the 'vote' of those same people who elected them W-E-L-L the potential for gross incompetence is endless.

Anonymous said...

There is a record - there are minutes and the minutes are the only legally required record that has to be made. Boradcasting and taping of meetings is not required by law and very few districts do it. Personally I think Greece should stop both practices then maybe some of the Board Members (VanOrman, O'Toole & Race, these three women love to hear the sound of their own voices) would stop talking so much and get down to business.

If you want to know what happens at a meeting either attend, (it was posted, SCATS even had it here on thier blog)or call the Clerk and request the minutes. This certainly was not a secret, the media knew about it.

SCATS said...

To 1:14PM ~~ I anticipated someone would make that claim. FYI, a FOIL request was made asking for the tape of the meeting AND the resolution that the BOE voted on. It came back from the BOE clerk stating there was no recording made of the meeting. No mention was made of any resolution.