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A message regarding our SRO

Posted Monday, June 29, 2020 --


A Message from Superintendent Newton & Board President Canario:


It has come to the Geneva City School District’s attention that there are petitions circulating on with regards to our school resource officer: One of these petitions advocates cutting the position, while the other advocates keeping it. Although we understand that this is an emotionally charged conversation at the national level, we would like to emphasize that our school resource officer, Raul Arroyo, is an invaluable member of our GCSD family.


All of the SROs we have worked with in Geneva have been excellent. Officer Arroyo is a kind, caring and compassionate individual who is seen by many of our staff and students as a friend and mentor, as evidenced by the number of them who have signed the petition to keep him in our schools. It is a stance we strongly support.


The decision to have an SRO is complex and should lead to a nuanced discussion in each community. What is right for Geneva may not be right elsewhere.