Cambridge Schools K9 ProgramProject led by Cambridge City Schools
About the project.
Cambridge City Schools focuses on prevention of drug presence in the School District. While there is not a significant drug issue currently in Cambridge City schools, the District believes strongly that proactive approaches allow for the issue to be addressed in a positive manner, maintaining a positive environment for students, staff, and the community. The District has been fortunate to have secured the services of a second full-time school resource officer (SRO) serving the five school facilities in the District. Through a partnership with the Cambridge Police Department, the District hopes to secure a single purpose K9 dog to detect potential drugs and to be a deterrent to drug possession and usage in the district buildings for the second SRO. This project will ultimately help the District and the community become a better destination for students and families, and to maintain quality and drug free environments.
FAO staff comments.
K9 Programs can become ambassadors for drug prevention and deterrence for the population they serve, providing positive and safe environments. By supporting these proactive programs, you are helping students learn and grow in protected, safe schools.