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School: Community Meetings and Board

school: The report, which is subject to approval by board trustees, said the program should be discontinued, but the board should continue to work with police to ensure a safe school environment, according to CTV. In the face of this data, we have a clear duty to act on behalf of our students, and address the concerns they have brought to our attention, it said. The report from staff at the Toronto District School Board follows a six-week period during which students, staff and parents at the affected schools were surveyed and student focus groups and community meetings were held to assess the School Resource Officer program. The SRO program, which was suspended at the end of August, saw police officers deployed at 45 TDSB high schools in an effort to improve safety and perceptions of police. Critics of the program argued that armed officers in schools intimidate students. It was implemented in 2008 after 15-year-old Jordan Manners was shot and killed at C. W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute the previous year. ( As reported in the news.