Background: B25-234, the “School Safety Enhancement Amendment Act of 2023,” would establish a school safety team at all D.C. schools—which would include a School Safety Director (plus an Assistant School Safety Director in high schools.) The bill would also, among other things, direct the Office of the State Superintendent for Education to convene stakeholders to create guidelines to review and enhance school safety plans that include evidence-based trauma-informed approaches.

Our Position: The ACLU-D.C. supports B-25-234. We believe all D.C. students deserve to feel safe and nurtured, and learn in secure school environments, and support evidence-based, effective strategies for preventing crime and violence in schools.

Bill number

Bill 25-234