MO State HS Sports
Columbia's Rock Bridge high school is one of three CPS high schools covered by the new 2023 SRO agreement approved by the school board (2021 file photo courtesy of CPS' Michelle Baumstark)

CPS school resource officer contract approved by Columbia’s school board

Columbia’s Rock Bridge high school is one of three CPS high schools covered by the new SRO agreement approved by the school board (2021 file photo courtesy of CPS’ Michelle Baumstark)

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *