Council Member Rory I. Lancman joined representatives from several schools and Jewish organizationsTuesday to call on the City to provide safety officers in nonpublic schools. Legislation introduced to mandate this has the support of 46 council members (more than any other bill before the Council) and must be passed to ensure the safety of all children in New York City.
“Jewish schools in New York City and around the world face a barrage of threats from terrorists and anti-Semites,” said Council Member Rory I. Lancman. “These students – indeed, all students at nonpublic schools – deserve the same protection provided by our school safety officers that public schools students receive.”
Currently, public school students and parents can feel confident that their school is safe, since public schools are provided with school safety officers from the NYPD. Nonpublic schools aren’t given the same option, even in today’s dangerous world. Intro 65, which is being debated in the joint Public Safety and Education Committee hearing today, would require the NYPD to provide school safety officers at any nonpublic school that requested it.