North Miami Beach To Place Additional Officers In Schools For Upcoming Year

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

The city of North Miami Beach will be placing additional security on each of its school's campuses this upcoming year.

The city is partnering with Miami-Dade Schools to place an officer in all schools within the city. The agreement is part of a plan from Superintendent Alberto Carvalho to have an officer in every school in the county by the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

Officers were already in place for the city’s middle and high schools. This agreement extends officer spots at the two elementary schools as well.

MDCPS has invested in a program that would hire 100 additional officers to fill out the remaining schools -- including hiring retired officers where needed.

Carvalho also announced a plan for comprehensive mental health services that include behavior treatments, early recognition programs, sensitivity training and anti-bullying efforts.

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