Comments on: School guards and ‘culture of calm’ http://www.newstips.org/2010/06/school-guards-an-culture-of-calm/ Chicago Community Stories Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:18:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.14 By: Fenger High School – a model for CPS - Newstips by Curtis Black http://www.newstips.org/2010/06/school-guards-an-culture-of-calm/comment-page-1/#comment-8546 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 00:57:07 +0000 http://communitymediaworkshop.org/newstips/?p=1870#comment-8546 […] coalitions like VOYCE and the High Hopes Campaign – building on the work of community groups like Blocks Together and POWER-PAC, and the in-school efforts of social service agencies like Alternatives Inc. and the […]

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By: Andres Durbak http://www.newstips.org/2010/06/school-guards-an-culture-of-calm/comment-page-1/#comment-3440 Fri, 04 Jun 2010 12:57:53 +0000 http://communitymediaworkshop.org/newstips/?p=1870#comment-3440 CPS security personnel have participated in a mandatory, comprehensive, 20 hour per school year, continuous training program, beginning in 2001. Additionally, newly hired security personnel have undergone 20 hours of New Hire training, beginning in 2002, which was expanded to include deescalation training in 2008. The Mikva Challenge students have participated in that training effort, beginning in 2006, bringing students’ perspective on student-security issues, directly to the training sessions. Their contribution to the training effort had been invaluable, and was featured in news accounts at the time. If CPS security personnel misbehave, it is not for lack of training, and must be dealt with promptly through effective discipline. Many schools, including Orr, now have security camera systems that record student-security interactions, and have been used by school administrators to investigate reported misbehavior. But, someone has to report that inappropriate incident, first, even if it is done anonymously, instead of complaining about it long after the camera recording of it is gone.

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