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TUSD board tackling school crime reporting

Posted at 6:35 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 20:35:31-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Tucson Unified School District board is discussing a school safety issue in Tuesday's meeting.

The district is revising it's policy to align with a new state law on school crime reporting.

The law spells out the consequences for staff who don't report suspected crimes or incidents.

That includes threats to harm, suicidal thoughts, and information about drugs and weapons.

The district is changing how it handles the process and staff discipline.

The law also requires records be made available to prospective school employers.

The board is scheduled to vote on getting public comment before changes are approved.