Columbia’s school board has unanimously approved a school resource officer (SRO) contract for Columbia Public Schools (CPS).
Monday evening’s vote was unanimous after some contract wording changes, according to ABC-17’s Marina Diaz from our news partner KMIZ.
CPS Superintendent Dr. Brian Yearwood says response times are immediate with an SRO. He also notes CPD is currently operating at 64 percent staffing capacity. Dr. Yearwood says SRO’s also increase overall feelings of safety and security for staff and students.
Under the 11-page agreement, two CPD officers will be assigned to Muriel Battle high school, with one each being assigned to Hickman and Rock Bridge.