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Old 01-01-2013, 06:20   #97
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Originally Posted by acpd541 View Post
With the exception of the the 2011-2012 school year, I worked at my old high school since 2002. Every high school in the city and almost every other district in the county has an SRO in the high schools. Besides me, there was the assigned SRO and 3 other city officers who rotated in on their off days at the school. I hung up my badge and bat belt this past April and don't miss the action(ok, a little maybe). Changes in administration at the school/district level degraded the work environment and it got to the point that the SRO finally had enough and bid to a detective position. The school has since gone down hill as the remaining long time officers also left.
acpd, my daughter is a high school administrator who has fought hard for balance between administration, teachers, support staff, students, and parents. Changes at the top usually disrupts any equilibrium that existed.

Could you go a little deeper into what changed and the resulting degradation?

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