After Years Of Increased Police Presence, How Has The Pandemic Affected School Discipline?

ROCKFORD — Since the 2014-15 school year, Rockford Public Schools referred students to law enforcement for school discipline matters 2,379 times. The number of police incidents climbed from around 300 per year up to 503 in 2018-19, according to data obtained by WNIJ via a Freedom of Information Act request. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/s528/audio/2021/07/0715rpsf.mp3 Listen to this story […]