Coachella School Board Votes Against Police on Campus

The Coachella Valley Unified school board has voted against a $300,000 contract with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

The contract would have placed two officers for Coachella Valley High School and Desert Mirage High School. However, the board voted 4-2 against the contract in favor of more restorative forms of school discipline.

Board members Silvia Paz, Jesus Gonzalez, Neftali Galarza and Joey Acuña voted against the contract. And Board President Blanca Hall and member Maria Machuca voted in favor of having the resource officers on the Coachella campuses citing conversations they’ve had with families concerned for the safety of the students.

Recent school shooting have sparked safety concerns on campuses across the nations with each district trying to figure out ways to prevent another tragedy.

Read more at The Desert Sun.