The Knoxville School Board will meet in regular session Monday night, and on the agenda is an agreement with the City of Knoxville for a school resource officer.
The City has been awarded a COPS grant from the federal government. Terms of the grant include covering the majority of the costs of a police officer for three years, if the City agrees to keep the officer employed for a fourth, with the City paying the full price.
Police Chief Dan Losada and Schools Superintendent Randy Flack have discussed using this grant to pay to resurrect the school liaison program. The City Council is also supportive of this, if the school district agrees to pay half of the City's costs to employ the officer.
This issue and more will be discussed at the board meeting. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, in the board room at 309 West Main. The full agenda is pasted below.
MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 20125:30 P.M.
CALL TO ORDER
ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, AND APPROVAL OF AGENDA
CITIZENS ADDRESSING THE BOARD
CONSENT ACTION ITEMS
Approve Minutes; July 9, 2012, Regular Meeting
Approve Financial Statements
DISCUSSION ACTION ITEMS
Report – “Backpack Buddies”
Approve Agreement with City of Knoxville – School Resource Officer
Approve Amendments to Board Policy 502.4; “Standards for Participation in Athletics, Arts, Clubs, and
Organizations” (Code of Conduct)
Approve Middle School Student Handbook
Adopt Resolution to Approve and Adopt the Marion County Hazard Mitigation Plan of 2012-16
Approve Planning for 2013 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.
Supplemental Life Insurance Policy Opportunities
Approve Athletics Financial Report
Approve Bids for Nutrition Program Products
Approve Sharing Agreement – School Nutrition Program Services
NEXT MEETING - MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012; 5:30 P.M., BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING ROOM, 309 WEST MAIN
10. APPROVE AGREEMENT WITH CITY OFThe Knoxville City Council recently approved
KNOXVILLE – SCHOOL RESOURCEacceptance of a grant that allows the City to employ
OFFICERan additional police officer. Dan Losada, Chief of
Police, contacted me and asked if the school district would like to partner with the city to reinstate the School Resource Officer program. Through the agreement the SRO would work in the school district during the school year to provide support to students and the district.
The grant is for three years, with a commitment that the officer is employed for at least one additional year. The school district’s share of the officer’s salary for the term of the agreement would be approximately:
Year 1 - $4,055
Year 2 - $7,116
Year 3 - $9,815
Year 4 - $21,500
Chief Losada will provide information and answer your questions.
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15. SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE Last spring, KEA representatives asked if it would be
POLICY OPPORTUNITIESpossible for employees to purchase “Supplemental
Life Insurance” through the provider of the district’s life insurance policy. Mr. Mobley has been informed that employees may purchase additional life insurance, at no cost to the district. Mr. Mobley will provide additional information at the meeting.