Revamped safety report for Trenton, N.J. schools logs more violent incidents, offers clearer picture

Monday, November 4, 2013

The new system represents a change from past years, when the safety and discipline report only included incidents required under state guidelines.

Last year school board members expressed skepticism about the figures, saying they seemed too low to be accurate.

“The board was frustrated that we weren’t reporting every single incident,” said Bill Young, the district’s manager of student discipline, attendance and school safety. “Obviously that was a concern, and rightly so.”

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