The Transformative Role School Resource Personnel Have in Reopening Public Schools

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Public schools were created to provide safe learning environments to evaluate issues that could impact a student’s welfare or impede their success. As we look to reopen schools this fall, keeping in mind COVID-19, race issues, and mental health concerns, school districts must rethink the role of the school resource officers and school security personnel. The webinar will focus on critical issues and the need for investment in proper training/resources for SROs to help rebuild trust and reshape how they are viewed by students and staff, and the community. Hear from leaders from the National Association of School Resource Officers, (D.A.R.E) America, Chicago Police Department (IL), National School Boards Association, National Association of School Psychologists, and Oklahoma School Boards Association

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Understand financial implications, budget or cost of professional development for SRO and security personnel.

Objective 2: Understand the all-encompassing role and responsibilities of the SRO as it relates to educationalist and adviser for students.

Objective 3: Outline considerations for school board leaders as they evaluate current policies as they apply to the needs of students’ social-emotional wellbeing.


Jacinto Ramos, School Board Member, Fort Worth ISD & CUBE Chair, National School Boards Association


Mo Canady, Executive Director, National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO)

Dr. Ashley Frazier, Ph.D., Director, Curriculum and Training, D.A.R.E. America

Devin Del Palacio, School Board Member – Tolleson UHSD (AZ), Chair of NSBA’s National Black Council of School Board Members and NSBA Director

Dr. Kelly Vaillancourt Strobach, Director for Policy and Advocacy, National Association of School Psychologists

Brandon Carey, Staff Attorney, Oklahoma State School Boards Association

Knowledge Level:


Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


SFO Domain(s):

Management of School Facilities



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