I personally agree with likely new mayor Eric Adams on this one. He should seek input from the actual Safety Agents. Agents and their unionwant to stay with NYPD and not go back to DOE.
This is from Selim Algar in the NY Post:
Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams told an advocacy group this month that he would halt a de Blasio administration plan to transfer school safety duties from the NYPD to the Department of Education, The Post has learned.
During a Zoom meeting with InformNYC, Adams rejected City Hall’s push to end NYPD control over more than 5,000 school safety agents, according to several sources who were on the call.
While Adams said he would introduce new training methods and other changes to school security, the mayoral front-runner was firm in backing the NYPD’s purview over the agents.
“He was crystal clear about it,” said one participant in the call.
Adams argued that school security involves more than hallway fights and often veers into serious violence and other forms of misconduct.
He also vowed to tighten reporting mechanisms for staffers at city schools, sources said.
Asked about his comments on the call, a spokesperson said Adams would “reassess” de Blasio’s overall school safety vision.