Lewisville ISD trustees approve the funding of additional school resource officers at meeting Monday

Trustees approved expanding the SRO program at its Monday meeting.

Trustees approved expanding the SRO program at its Monday meeting.

Starting with the 2018-19 school year, all secondary campuses in Lewisville ISD will have school resource officers.

At Monday's board of trustees meeting, members voted to expand the SRO program in order to maintain a safe, orderly and secure environment for learning.

The number of SROs currently provided by each municipality is:

•Flower Mound-6

•Lewisville-6

•Carrollton-2

•The Colony-2

•Highland Village-1

The number of additional SROs are anticipated to be:

•Flower Mound-3 SROs and 1 sergeant

•Lewisville-3 SROs and 1 sergeant

•Carrollton-2 SROs plus possible ancillary costs or supervisor

•The Colony-1 SRO

It is anticipated the annual expense for SROs will be $1.69 million. For the 2017-18 school year, annual expenses totaled $947,299 and $888,348 in the 2016-17 school year.

 
By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.