Jackson County holds School Safety Summit, creates collaboration

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WKBT) - The Jackson County Sheriff's Office invited members of all three Jackson County school districts to a collaborative meeting regarding the safety of the students and faculty.

Topics of discussion at the meeting included the implementation of a School Resource Officer (SRO). Sheriff Waldera created the position and assigned it to a current deputy as their primary duty for the remainder of the school year, a news release said. The deputy selected for the SRO position is also a Certified Instructor in active shooter response training.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office will also ensure that faculty in all three school districts receives training on active shooter situations as well as training refresher courses.

Open meetings in each district attended by authorities, school district staff as well as students, parents and community members to discuss safety issues and concerns will be scheduled according to the Sheriff's Office.

Finally, members of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, staff from each school district, and behavioral health professionals will meet on a regular basis to discuss threat concerns and indicators.

The Collaborative Memo from the Safey Summit is below.

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