The State Board of Education is seeking public comment on the model Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) contained in the Chapter 10 regulations for schools to use with law enforcement agencies. Click here to read the Chapter 10 regulations; the model MOU is at end under Appendix A. Schools may use the model or their own. According to a report provided by the PA Department of Education’s (PDE) Office of Safe Schools, as of November 2022, 99.8% of school entities (779) have their signed MOUs on file with PDE. The model MOU is widely used, and no adjustments to the document were suggested. The office recommends that since the MOUs are submitted by schools biennially, an additional field be added to the front page of the MOU to indicate the two-year period (such as 21/22 & 22/23) to provide clarity and consistency. The committee is inviting stakeholders to provide public comment on the MOU until January 31, 2023. Written comments must be submitted electronically at or in hard copy to: State Board of Education, 1st Floor, 333 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17126.

Click here to read the report provided by the Office of Safe Schools regarding the MOUs.

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