Safety and Security Staff - Procedures - 4412-P

Mukilteo School District
Community Relations - Series 4000
Safety and Security Staff - Procedures - 4412-P

Safety and Security Staff Training

Prior to assigning safety and security staff to work on school property when students are expected to be present, the District and its contractors must either:

  • Confirm that the safety and security staff have completed training series documentation provided by the Educational Service District; or

  • Require the safety and security staff to complete the following Educational Service District training series: two components for School Resource Officers (SROs) and three components for other safety and security staff, which must meet the following requirements:
  1. All safety and security staff must complete classroom training on the subjects listed below, within the first six months of working on school property when students are expected to be present:

    • Constitutional and civil rights of children in schools, including state law governing search and interrogation of youth in schools;

    • Child and adolescent development;

    • Trauma-informed approaches to working with youth;

    • Recognizing and responding to youth mental health issues;

    • Educational rights of students with disabilities, the relationship of disability to behavior, and best practices for interacting with students with disabilities;

    • Collateral consequences of arrest, referral for prosecution, and court involvement;

    • Resources available in the community that serve as alternatives to arrest and prosecution and pathways for youth to access services without court or criminal justice involvement;

    • Local and national disparities in the use of force and arrest of children;

    • De-escalation techniques when working with youth or groups of youth;

    • State law regarding restraint and isolation in schools, including RCW 28A.600.485

    • Bias-free policing and cultural competency, including best practices for interacting with students from particular backgrounds, including English learner, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ), immigrant, female, and nonbinary;

    • The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g) requirements, including limits on access to and dissemination of student records for non-educational purposes; and

    • Restorative justice principles and practices;

  2. All safety and security staff must complete two days of on-the-job training with experienced safety and security staff, at the school of the experienced staff, within the first year of working on school property when students are expected to be present; and

  3. Safety and security staff who are not School Resource Officers (SROs) must complete at least six check-in trainings with experienced staff within the first year of working on school property when students are expected to be present.

Complaint Process

These procedures have been developed for the resolution of complaints about the District’s school safety and security staff.

  1. The District’s Superintendent or designee will be responsible for monitoring and coordinating the District’s compliance with RCW 28A.320.124 and ensuring that all complaints about a District’s safety and security staff member communicated to the District are promptly investigated and resolved. The Superintendent or designee will receive and investigate complaints. School or District administrators who receive a complaint about a safety and security staff member will promptly notify the Superintendent or designee and provide a copy of this procedure to the complainant.

  2. If applicable, upon receiving a complaint, the Superintendent or designee will promptly notify the SRO program supervisor at the law enforcement agency employing the SRO who is the subject of the complaint, along with a copy of the complaint.

  3. Any complaint will:

    1. Be written;
    2. Be signed by the complainant;
    3. Describe the specific acts, conditions, or circumstances at issue;
    4. Clearly indicate a desire for the District to investigate the allegations; and
    5. Be filed with the Superintendent or designee within thirty (30) days of the circumstances giving rise to the complaint.

  4. Upon receipt of the complaint, the District’s Superintendent or designee will provide the complainant a copy of Board Policy 4412 and this procedure in a language the complainant can understand, which may require language assistance for complainants with limited English proficiency, in accordance with Title VI. There will be a thorough investigation of the complaint with cooperation between the District and the applicable law enforcement agency.

  5. Following completion of the investigation, the Superintendent or designee will provide a full written report of the complaint and the results of the investigation, including an objective evaluation of all evidence, to the complainant, the safety and security staff member who is the subject of the complaint, and their representatives, if any, unless the matter is resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant without an investigation or prior to the submission of a written report.

  6. The Superintendent or designee will respond in writing to the parties in a language the parties can understand, which may require language assistance for a party with limited English proficiency, in accordance with Title VI.

  7. Retaliation for filing complaints or otherwise participating, or refusing to participate, in the investigation of a complaint is strictly prohibited. No individual may intimidate, threaten, coerce, or discriminate against any other individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured under the District’s policies and procedures and/or state of federal law, or because the individual has made a report or complaint, testified, assisted, or participated or refused to participate in any manner in an investigation or process under this Procedure.

Annual Data Collection and Reporting

The District must annually collect the following information on safety and security staff:

  1. The total number of safety and security staff working in the District and in each school building, and number of days per week that each staff works;

  2. The name of any law enforcement agency or private organization with which the District has an agreement for safety and security services;

  3. A description of each incident where safety and security staff were involved that resulted in student discipline, use of force against a student, or a student arrest. For each student involved in the incident, the description must include:

    1. The student’s race, ethnicity, and other demographics; and

    2. Whether the student has an individualized education program or plan developed under section 504 of the rehabilitation act of 1973;

  4. The number of complaints related to job duties and student interactions filed against safety and security staff; and

  5. Other school safety and security information required by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The District must annually submit any agreements with a law enforcement agency or security guard company and the information collected above in the time and manner required by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). To the extent possible, information under C. above must be disaggregated as provided in RCW 28A.300.042.



October 11, 2021