An additional police presence may be seen at Lebanon Community Schools this fall as the school board is considering adding two additional officers to its force.
Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor proposed a new plan at Tuesday’s board meeting that included a three-person school resource officer program. The three positions include a school resource supervisor with a 240-day contract, a school resource officer housed at the high school with a 220-day contract, and a school resource officer working with the four elementary schools with a 210-day contract. The supervisor would make $40,000, the high school SRO $35,000, and the elementary school SRO $32,000. Along with benefits and insurance, Taylor said he is projecting the personnel costs to be about $150,000. The total cost is estimated at $156,000, which also includes training and certification, professional development and vehicles.
For more of the story, see Thursday's Lebanon Reporter.