Posted: Aug 15, 2011 10:43 PM by KPAX Media Center
Updated: Aug 16, 2011 5:19 AM
FLORENCE- The Florence Carlton School District eliminated the School Resource Officer (SRO) to try to tighten the budget.
Board member Mel Finlay says the SRO position is an unnecessary expense and while it's nice to have authority around, it's just something they have to do to save money.
The SRO position is part-time and Finlay says the move saves more than $12,000 a year.
Superintendent John McGee the community found out about the decision back in March or April.