School resource officer details under review
Monday, December 23, 2013 10:00 AM
Talks are continuing to work out the details to put school resource officers into Madison and Southwestern school buildings.
Madison and Southwestern each received a $50,000 matching grant from the state to help pay the salaries of two school resource officers for each school district.
Jill Deputy, vice principal of Madison Consolidated High School and school safety specialist, said a memorandum of understanding has been reached with the city, but work is still being done nailing down the details of a similar memorandum with Jefferson County.
"We're still waiting for a memorandum of understanding with the county," she said.
Deputy said the school district anticipates officers will be in the schools in January, but said it could take a little longer.
Jason Watson, principal of Southwestern Elementary School and district's safety specialist, said Southwestern is waiting on a memorandum of understanding with the Hanover Police Department, before Southwestern can move forward.
Watson said the grants have to be "fully executed," meaning every agency involved has to approve the idea, before taking the next step.