Police in Schools

California Considering Bill to Limit Police Powers in School Discipline

Not a teacher's job?


As the national debate grows louder over deploying police in schools, the largest state in the union ­– California – is considering a bill that would require schools to set "clear guidelines" defining the role of school police and limit their involvement in disciplinary matters.

The Golden State joins Texas and Connecticut ­­­– home of the December Newtown school shootings – in considering legislation that would set limits on how schools involve police officers in discipline. Colorado adopted limits last year.