Clark-Pleasant officials want grant to pay for security position

Starting next school year, Clark-Pleasant schools could have a full-time security officer walking the halls of its buildings, investigating threats and meeting with students during lunch.

Using a state grant meant to pay for security officers or equipment, the school district wants to hire local police officers to patrol its buildings full time, in addition to having on-duty police officers do periodic walk-throughs of its eight school buildings.

Earlier this month, Clark-Pleasant and Johnson County’s other five public school districts were awarded school safety grants to help pay for either security officers or equipment such as locks, buzzers or security cameras. Clark-Pleasant applied for and received a $50,000 grant, and school officials are considering using that to pay for at least one full-time security officer.


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