On Nov. 10, a resolution was voted on by St. Louis County Council in reference to removing School Resource Officers from St. Louis County schools. I wanted to respond so that we are clear about where Rockwood School District stands in reference to this matter.
Rockwood School District supports the School Resource Officer Program and the partnership it affords us with St. Louis County Police Department, Chesterfield Police Department, Eureka Police Department, Ballwin Police Department, and Ellisville Police Department. For many years now, this program has been in place, and we aim to continue with the program moving forward.
For many years, Rockwood School District has had nurses, social workers, counselors, as well as SROs that are a part of the fabric of our schools. It has been a focus of Rockwood School District to keep resources and staff available that help make the culture and the climate of our schools safe and provide an awesome learning environment for our students and staff.
Our SROs will continue to develop relationships throughout the district that will make these men and women a mainstay within Rockwood School District. Programs such as “Conversations with the SROs”
have been established so that students and staff get a chance to know, talk and communicate with district SROs, which will cultivate the relationships and establish why SROs are so very important to our school communities, our district and to the world in which we live.
If there are any questions, feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com
Tyrone “Ty” Dennis
Rockwood District Safety Supervisor