Here is a screenshot of an email sent by Superintendent Mark Taylor on Friday February 3rd regarding the SRO issues.
“To our SCPS Families and Staff —
My number one priority as Superintendent is to provide a safe school environment for all of our students from the moment they begin their day with us until the moment they return home. The School Resource Officer (SRO) program is an integral security measure provided by our Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office. While the SRO is under the direct management and supervision of the Sheriff’s office, each SRO coordinates and communicates with the principal of the assigned school for delivering prevention, investigation, communication, support, and enforcement for school safety.
In light of recent coverage issues within our schools, the Memorandum of Understanding for the SRO program is under current review and it is our intention to ensure each and every school has the support of our Sheriff’s Office.
At the minimum, we firmly believe the presence of a trained SRO in every school, every day is a reasonable expectation of our community.
We thank the SROs for their dedication and service in our schools.
Mark B. Taylor, Esq.