First get rid of the police, then figure out how to make schools safe. That’s Madison’s mad formula for its public schools, courtesy of Freedom Inc. and Progressive Dane (and its amen corner at The Capital Times). Parents, not so much.
After booting the school resource police officers last Spring the board began studying What Do We Do Now?! The school safety committee has issued its recommendations. They amount to creating another committee to do what the first committee could not. The lead recommendation:
▪ Create a superintendent advisory committee to develop a plan to enhance youth and community roles in school safety.
As Madison schools’ safety and security committee considers recommendations, some want more time.