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Aug 16, 2011 12:43 AM by KPAX Media Center

Florence school eliminates position to tighten budget

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.

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