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Dallas School Board Moves Closer To Voting On Adding A Resource Officer

October 9, 2018

DALLAS TWP. — The Dallas School Board is closer to voting to add an additional school resource officer to the school district campus, board member Susan Allen said at Monday’s board meeting.

The district currently has an arrangement that allows one Dallas Twp. police officer to function as a school resource officer on the campus during regular school hours. The board’s safety committee met earlier Monday to discuss a new contract with Dallas Twp., Allen said.

Last month, the Dallas School Board voted 6-2 against a motion to add three additional police officers as school resource officers. Board member Patrick Musto made the motion to add three officers, and he complained the board had been reviewing the matter for more than five months.

At last month’s meeting, Allen said the school board was reviewing a proposed contract with Dallas Twp. and had some issues to work out.

The district would pay Dallas Twp. $60,000 for each additional school officer, officials have said. Officials noted Dallas Twp. deploys additional officers to the campus at the start of the school day and also at other times.

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