Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Login |  Register 
***BREAKING NEWS***    Colyer concedes primary to Kobach    ***
Find Products or Services in your local community
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Officer could be added at Hiawatha schools

(KNZA)--The Hiawatha school district is looking at adding a school resource officer.

The USD 415 Board of Education Monday evening approved a memorandum of understanding between the school district and city of Hiawatha that would allow a 4-year federal grant to be sought to help fund the position.

If awarded, Hiawatha Police Chief John Defore says the grant would pay 75 percent of the salary and benefits of the officer over a three-year period. The grant requires a 25 percent local match, which would be split between the school district and city.

In the fourth year, the school district and city would have to pay the entire cost, with the school district paying 70 percent and the city 30 percent.

Defore says about 70 percent of the officer’s time would be spent working in the school.

 He says he feels a school resource officer would bridge the gap between the police department and school, facilitating better communication.

Defore says the school resource officer would take all calls within the district and could teach classes, among other potential duties, which would be at the district’s discretion.

USD 415 Superintendent Lonnie Moser says he previously worked in a school district with a school resource officer and feels they are beneficial.

The district last had a school resource officer in the 90’s.

If the grant is awarded, the school district would still have the option whether to accept the grant or not.


© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.

Carnival ride operator offers pot, goes to jail
Roadway BB gun threat holds Atchison man
Two injured in Atchison Co ATV crash
Local dinner possible cause of salmonella infection
Clear backpack proposal draws controversy
Man sentenced in hit-and-run involving local woman
Incorrect ballots provided in Atchison Co
One injured in Atchison wreck
Store disturbance leads to meth arrest
Bond reduction granted for officer charged in sex case
Click Here For All Stories

Colyer concedes primary to Kobach
Falls City man facing additional felony charges
Taser deployed during Hiawatha altercation
Boil Advisory issued for Lancaster
Neb executes first prison inmate since 1997
Fire call at Hiawatha hotel
Strengthening communities: Grant writing workshop planned
Safety tips for walkers and bikers
How to Become a Certified USDA Vendor
Spider Mites
Click Here For All Stories

©2018 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report

Powered by Radio Media Group