The Howard County Board of Education took up a discussion and vote on a new School Resource Officer Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on June 24th. Here are a few things to know:
VOTE: The new MOU passed by a vote of 5 to 3
Motion by Chao Wu, second by Christina Delmont-Small.
Yea: Vicky Cutroneo, Christina Delmont-Small, Yun Lu, Jennifer Mallo, Chao Wu
Nay: Zachary F Koung, Jolene Mosley, Antonia Watts
Also of note:
Mr. Koung stated an objection of consideration to the motion. This motion required a 2/3 majority to pass (6 votes)…it failed 4 to 4.
Details of the new MOU:
There is a lot in the 12 page MOU. You can view all of the details here: https://go.boarddocs.com/mabe/hcpssmd/Board.nsf/files/C4AQ5C6769F8/$file/06%2024%202021%20Revised%20SRO%20MOU.pdf
One thing of note in all of this:
TERM OF MEMORANDUM
This memorandum shall continue from the effective date on page 1 for a one-year term. This agreement requires annual reauthorization by HCPSS, HCPD, and the Howard County Board of Education.
Summary PDF presented to the Board on June 24th:
Video of the June 24th meeting:
You can watch the discussion about this new MOU here (starting at the 2:37:04 mark of the video):
Have thoughts on the discussion or what was approved…let me know in the comments.