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Goliad school resource officer to be nixed?

By chirst
April 10, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Updated April 9, 2013 at 11:10 p.m.


Go to the meeting

• WHAT: Open meeting about the student resource officer position for Goliad school district

•  WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 134 W. Pearl St., Goliad

• WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday

The Goliad Commissioners Court and the Goliad School Board will meet Monday to discuss concerns about the school resource officer position.

A SRO was licensed through the county in February, with the school district and county signing an agreement approved by the commissioners and the school board.

County Judge David Bowman, however, said he has since received complaints and concerns from residents about the position.

"Hopefully we can decide what the school is going to do as far as managing the officer, because that is really the issue," Bowman said, adding that accounting for the officer's time and coordinator the school calendar with the county calendar were some problems brought up.

Bowman said the school could also create their own police department, but Superintendent Christy Paulsgrove said that would be too expensive because the school would need additional equipment and space.

"We already have that stuff a couple blocks away in the sheriff's office, why would we duplicate that money when we could spend it on the kids?" Paulsgrove asked.

Bowman said the current SRO position will run through the end of the school year, but the position in 2013-2014 is uncertain.

The meeting is open to the public.

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