School Resource Officer
Jefferson currently has a School Resource Officer (SRO) working within our school community. We share the officer with Washington Junior High School. The purpose of the SRO program is to bridge the gap between police officers and young people and increase positive attitudes toward police and law enforcement. The SRO will be a teacher providing law-related education to students, parents, and staff. Working as a law enforcement officer for the entire school community, the SRO will use expertise from law enforcement to assist students, parents, and staff.
The District's description of the SRO program is found below.
School Resource Officers (SRO)
Naperville 203 believes the foundation of all learning is a safe, respectful, and supportive school
environment. The purpose of our behavior policy is to encourage positive, constructive, and
responsible student behavior and to create an environment conducive to learning. All rules and
guidelines within this policy are built on the following core principles; the consideration for the
rights and well-being of others, cooperation with all members of the school community, and
respect for oneself and others.
When a student engages in behavior that disrupts the learning environment or is contrary to
school rules, staff work to guide and support the student in understanding how his/her actions
impact their learning or the learning of others. In addition, staff engage the student in a
conversation regarding how to meet the expectation in the future.
Creating an environment that promotes learning for all is a top priority of Naperville 203. We
recognize the importance of addressing any behaviors that impede the learning of our students.
To support our efforts, the District collaborates with our local police departments to provide
School Resource Officers (SRO) who engage in mentoring, teaching and building relationships
with our students, staff, and families as a means to develop a positive learning environment.