Arlington’s school resource officer program could see changes

School districts across the region have had similar conversations following the death of George Floyd this spring.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Arlington Public Schools is considering whether to reexamine its relationship with the Arlington County Police Department and how it runs the district’s school resource officer program.

The Arlington Public School Board discussed the matter Thursday night at a work session for district leaders. School board members said the matter has been under discussion since the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in late-May 2020.

The school board currently plans to put together a work group to figure out whether ti should keep things as they are, remove their school resource officers [SROs], or implement some other type of change.

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The school board expects the work group to be put into place by December and

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