At its April 28 assembly, the Leon County School Board accepted the 2020-2021 School Resource Deputy Program Agreement between the Board and the Leon County Sheriff’s Workplace.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Act (Senate Invoice 7026) requires that every district college board within the State of Florida companions with regulation enforcement to assign at the very least one deputy at every college to advertise security.
In Leon County, the Sheriff assigns 25 full-time workers to the School Resource Deputy (SRD) Program: one deputy per college, two Sergeants to function supervisors, and one Lieutenant to function supervisor.
Duties of the SRD embrace conducting annual Lively Shooter Coaching, presenting packages to college students, serving to develop college security plans, and taking regulation enforcement motion when needed.
In keeping with the settlement, the overall price of funding the 2020-2021 School Resource Program is $2,844,002.76. The settlement states that the Board of County Commissioners will fund 50% of the price of 25 SRDs assigned to colleges previous to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Act.
The Board can pay the Sheriff $1,422,001.38 for this system, topic to appropriations by the Board of County Commissioners. The settlement states that if the Board of County Commissioners doesn’t cowl the 50%, the School Board can be obligated to.
The settlement will take impact starting July 1, 2020 and can finish on June 30, 2021.
The Sheriff is scheduled to replace the School Board on the SRD program’s progress by August 2021.