By Sarah Lang
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.