The screenshot below is the statement from Superintendent Mark Taylor regarding the SRO situation at schools. This statement was originally received on Thursday February 2 and an update received on February 3.
“Superintendent Taylor, Chairwoman Phelps and Vice Chairwoman Gillespie, met with Sheriff Harris today to discuss these and other issues. I believe the email you are referencing was a (FOIA exempt) communication regarding school security plans.
We have 5 schools without a Sheriff’s SRO stationed in the building. The decision by the Sheriff’s office to pull 4 SRO’s from other schools was made without consultation with the Superintendent. Our school division has 31 school buildings and the sheriff has 26 SROs, our parents and community expect to have an SRO in every school, every day, and no exceptions.”