Removing Metal Detectors


In alignment with our strategic priorities of racial equity and trauma-responsive practices, we will end the use of metal detectors in 287 buildings beginning the 2021-2022 school year. Note that only two sites currently have working metal detectors, as we have decided to invest in student-friendly proactive strategies that advance positive learning environments. Read more about the decision to remove metal detectors.

Why are we removing metal detectors?

  • We are investing in student-friendly proactive school safety strategies that advance positive learning environments.
  • Removing metal detectors is yet another step to advance racial equity and promote safe schools for everyone.
  • Research suggests that metal detectors contribute to poor learning environments, a false sense of security, and inequity.

Welcome and Screening Process

We want to emphasize that this change is not simply about removing metal detectors. This change is about transforming our beliefs and creating a school entry process that embodies our values and truly supports students. Many schools have mastered an effective school welcoming process. What does this look like and feel like? It’s about continuing to develop what we already know: strong relationships with students are essential.

  • Checking in with students
  • Assessing students’ physical and emotional well-being
  • Taking “temperature” of the day’s climate, collectively and individually
  • Empathy and understanding of how students show up and noticing when someone seems “off”
  • Conversations that start the day on a positive note
  • Body language that shows interest and care for students
  • Acknowledging, greeting, and making eye contact with students

We will continue to screen students as part of our entry into school by greeting students and thoroughly checking backpacks and coats. Should there be cause to further screen a person, wands may also be used.

SPANISH:  Eliminación de detectores de metales
SOMALI:  Ka qaadista Qalabka Bir-baarayaasha

ESPAÑOL:

De acuerdo con nuestras prioridades estratégicas de equidad racial y prácticas de respuesta al trauma, terminaremos con el uso de detectores de metales en 287 edificios a partir del año escolar 2021-2022. Tenga en cuenta que actualmente solo dos sitios tienen detectores de metales en funcionamiento, ya que hemos decidido invertir en estrategias proactivas amigables para los estudiantes que promueven entornos de aprendizaje positivos. Lea más sobre la decisión de retirar los detectores de metales.

¿Por qué estamos eliminando los detectores de metales?

  • Estamos invirtiendo en estrategias de seguridad escolar proactivas y amigables para los estudiantes que promueven entornos de aprendizaje positivos.
  • Quitar los detectores de metales es otro paso más para promover la equidad racial y promover escuelas seguras para todos.
  • La investigación sugiere que los detectores de metales contribuyen a entornos de aprendizaje deficientes, una falsa sensación de seguridad e inequidad.

Proceso de bienvenida y selección

Queremos enfatizar que este cambio no se trata simplemente de eliminar los detectores de metales. Este cambio se trata de transformar nuestras creencias y crear un proceso de ingreso a la escuela que encarne nuestros valores y realmente apoye a los estudiantes. Muchas escuelas han dominado un proceso eficaz de acogida escolar. ¿Cómo se ve y se siente esto? Se trata de continuar desarrollando lo que ya sabemos: las relaciones sólidas con los estudiantes son esenciales.

  • Registrarse con los estudiantes
  • Evaluar el bienestar físico y emocional de los estudiantes
  • Tomando la “temperatura” del clima del día, de manera colectiva e individual
  • Empatía y comprensión de cómo los estudiantes se muestran y notan cuando alguien parece “fuera de lugar”
  • Conversaciones que comienzan el día con una nota positiva
  • Lenguaje corporal que muestra interés y cuidado por los estudiantes.
  • Reconocer, saludar y hacer contacto visual con los estudiantes

Continuaremos evaluando a los estudiantes como parte de nuestra entrada a la escuela, saludando a los estudiantes y revisando minuciosamente las mochilas y los abrigos. Si hubiera motivos para examinar más a una persona, también se pueden usar varitas.

SOMALI:

Iyada oo lala jaanqaadi doono ahmiyadaheena istiraatiijiyadeed ee sinaanta jinsiyadaha iyo dhaqamada wax ka qabadka dhibaatooyinka, waxaan joojin doonaa isticmaalka qalabka baarista biraha ee 287 dhisme laga bilaabo sanad dugsiyeedka 2021-2022. Ogsoonow in kaliya laba goobood ay hada leeyihiin qalab baarista biraha, maadaama aan go’aansanay inaan maalgashano istiraatiijiyado firfircoon oo ardayda u roon oo hormarinaya jawi waxbarasho wanaagsan. Akhri wax dheeraad ah oo ku saabsan go’aanka saarista qalabka birta baara.

Maxaan u saareynaa qalabka baarista biraha?

  • Waxaan maalgelin ku sameyneynaa xeelado nabadgelyo oo firfircoon oo ardayda u roon oo horumarinaya jawi waxbarasho oo wanaagsan.
  • Ka saarida qalabka baarista birta waa talaabo kale oo lagu hormarinayo sinaanta jinsiyada laguna hormarinayo iskuullo nabdoon qof walba.
  • Cilmi baaris ayaa soo jeedinaysa in qalabka baara biraha ay gacan ka geystaan ​​jawiga waxbarasho ee liita, dareenka beenta ah ee amniga, iyo sinaan la’aanta.

Soo Dhaweynta iyo Habka Baaritaanka

Waxaan dooneynaa inaan xoojino in isbadalkani uusan aheyn kaliya in laga saaro waxyaabaha lagu baaro birta. Isbeddelkan wuxuu ku saabsan yahay wax ka beddelka waxyaabaha aan rumeysan nahay iyo abuurista nidaamka gelitaanka dugsiga ee soo bandhigaya qiyamkeenna oo runtii taageeraya ardayda. Dugsiyo badan ayaa qaatay hannaan soo dhaweyn iskuul oo wax ku ool ah. Muxuu tan u eg yahay oo dareemayaa? Waxay ku saabsan tahay sii wadida horumarinta wixii aan horey u ogaanay: cilaaqaadka adag ee ardayda waa muhiim.

  • Soo-galitaanka ardayda
  • Qiimaynta fayoobaanta jirka iyo shucuurta ardayda
  • Qaadashada “heerkulka” cimilada maalinta, si wada jir ah iyo shaqsi ahaanba
  • Naxariis iyo faham ku saabsan sida ardayda u muujiyaan una ogaadaan marka qof u muuqdo “inuu ka baxayo”
  • Wadahadallada maalinta ku bilaabaya qoraal wanaagsan
  • Luqadda jirka oo muujinaysa xiisaha iyo daryeelka ardayda
  • Ictiraaf, salaan, iyo indho indhayn ardayda

Waxaan sii wadi doonnaa baaritaanka ardayda oo qayb ka ah soo galitaankayaga dugsiga anagoo salaamayna ardayda oo aan si fiican u hubinayno boorsooyinka iyo jaakadaha. Haddii ay jirto sabab loo sii baaro qofka, wands ayaa sidoo kale la isticmaali karaa.

History of metal detectors in District 287

The use of metal detectors at our sites over the past 14 years resulted in inequalities and racial profiling. Several years ago, we transitioned to requiring all students and guests to walk through metal detectors to minimize these racial disparities. It is clear to us now that the use of metal detectors, in general, is not a practice that aligns with our strategic priorities. Further, we recognize that metal detectors unintentionally perpetuate a culture inconsistent with students feeling valued, welcomed, and respected.

What the research says

Research suggests that metal detectors contribute to poor learning environments, a false sense of security, and inequity. They foster environments where children perceive they are being treated as criminals and cultivate negative attitudes towards their schools. This is not what we want for our students. As a district that serves many students with disabilities, mental health challenges, and trauma, we listen to students and families and take steps to become a better, more equitable place for them.