The discussion and action follow the May 23 meeting where the board made revisions to the policy.
Updates to the policy include training required by the district for each officer, such as psychological and medical examinations through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement; diversity, equity and inclusion and anti-bias approaches; confidentiality; human trafficking and more. Under the new policy, SROs must complete training in child and adolescent development and psychology, conflict resolution techniques, de-escalating techniques, mental health crisis intervention, and active-shooter response training, among other fields, within the first 180 days of employment.
For longer-term solutions, the board and district administration hopes to establish a comprehensive district-based police department sometime in the future “to enhance the safety and security of the entire district,” according to agenda documents.
The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Don Rogers Administration Building, located at 601 Camp Craft Road, Austin.