Maranacook School District

In 2002, the Maranacook School District was considering accepting a grant that would place a school resource officer at their schools. Students discussed this issue at length, brought it to the attention of the student senate, and in turn, the student school board representatives brought it to the attention of the school board.

The student school board representatives worked with the other student senate members, who brought in feedback collected during the homeroom period, to make their case as to why an SRO should not be brought to the campus.

Because of the overwhelming number of students who expressed that having an armed policeman on campus would make being on campus an uncomfortable experience, the grant was declined 15 to 1 by the school board. (2002, Maine Department of Education and Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools)

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Adam is the founding director of SoundOut. An author, speaker and consultant, he has worked with K-12 schools, districts, nonprofits and others for more than 15 years. Learn more about him at http://soundout.org/Adam

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