Districts that have or want to have police officers in their schools should be eligible for state aid to defray the cost, say members of the Brewster Board of Education.
A resolution about the cost of School Resource Officers, who are more than just armed guards, will come before the trustees at their next meeting Jan. 8.
The resolution is very similar to one that the trustees passed in 2007, said board President Stephen O. Jambor.
At that time, the resolution went on to our parent organization, the NY State School Boards Association (NYSSBA), he said in a written statement. It was whole-heartedly adopted by NYSSBA and forwarded both to the Commissioner of Education and the New York State Legislature.
"It did not translate into action," Jambor said. "We are now re-enacting this initiative with a very real sense of urgency. Pursuant to this, we are reaching out to everyone who could help us develop a voice for this concern."
This topic is scheduled for the next BOE meeting on Jan. 8.
Jambor said State Senator Ball and Assemblyman Katz will be invited to the meeting.
Read the resolution in the attached PDF.