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Amendment No. 2 <br /> Interlocal Cooperative Agreement Between the City of Everett and <br /> Everett Public Schools Concerning the <br /> School Resource Officer Program <br /> WHEREAS, the City of Everett ("City") and Everett Public Schools ("District") entered <br /> into an Interlocal Agreement on September 12, 2018, through which the parties set forth certain <br /> agreements with respect to the District's school resource office program at the District's schools <br /> located within the City of Everett; and <br /> WHEREAS the parties now wish to amend the Interlocal Agreement to update and <br /> clarify certain terms of that Agreement in compliance with RCW 28A.320.124 and in <br /> recognition of the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on public schools and the City; and <br /> WHEREAS the parties recognize: the value of the SRO program in the middle and <br /> comprehensive high schools within our city; the District reimburses the city for a portion of the <br /> two SROs at Cascade and Everett High School while the City funds three SROs at North, <br /> Evergreen, and Eisenhower Middle Schools, as well as a Youth Services Sergeant dedicated to <br /> overseeing and coordinating program activities and advising the district on overall safety <br /> programs;the City has heavily invested its own resources into the SRO program to the benefit of <br /> the District; and while this contract is specific to the two District funded high school SROs, the <br /> program is fluid and integrates all officers to support all schools, including elementary schools, <br /> within the City of Everett; <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the terms, conditions or obligations and mutual <br /> benefits of this Amendment, IT IS MUTUALLY AGREED THAT: <br /> 1. Section 1, Paragraph A. of the September 12, 2018, Interlocal Agreement shall be <br /> AMENDED by adding the following: <br /> The City confirms that prior to the first day of the 2020-2021 school year, all SROs will <br /> be trained in the following areas, in compliance with RCW 28A.320.124(1): <br /> a) Constitutional and civil rights of children in schools, including state law <br /> governing search and interrogation of youth in schools; <br /> b) Child and adolescent development; <br /> c) Trauma-informed approaches to working with youth; <br /> d) Recognizing and responding to youth mental health issues; <br /> e) Educational rights of students with disabilities,the relationship of disability to <br /> behavior, and best practices for interacting with students with disabilities; <br /> f) Collateral consequences of arrest, referral for prosecution, and court involvement; <br /> g) Resources available in the community that serve as alternatives to arrest and <br /> prosecution and pathways for youth to access services without court or criminal <br /> justice involvement; <br /> h) Local and national disparities in the use of force and arrests of children; <br /> i) De-escalation techniques when working with youth or groups of youth; <br /> j) State law regarding restraint and isolation in schools, including RCW <br /> 28A.600.485; <br /> Page- 1 <br />