Legal Aid of North Carolina will hold a community forum Saturday afternoon asking for input on changes people want in the agreement laying out how school resource officers operate in Wake County schools.
The current memorandum of understanding governing the school resource officers that are provided by local law-enforcement agencies to work in Wake schools expires June 30. With the new MOU scheduled to be finalized this month, advocacy groups who’ve been critical of school policing in Wake want to have their say in the document.
The forum will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Martin Street Baptist Church, 1001 E. Martin Street in Raleigh.
Advocates say they plan to present the changes they want in the MOU at Tuesday’s school board meeting. At that meeting, school administrators will present a draft version of a new MOU to the school board. Adoption of a new MOU is expected June 17.
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The MOU review comes amid greater scrutiny of school policing in Wake. In January, several groups filed a federal civil-rights complaint against the Wake school system and local law enforcement agencies charging that school policing policies discriminate against minority students.