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Federal assistance denied for Lee County school resource officers

Federal assistance denied for Lee County school resource officers

Posted: Wed Oct 10 17:11:08 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Oct 10 17:11:09 PDT 2018

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the quest to place six more resource officers at lee county schools has hit a bump in the road... a federal grant intended to fund a part of the cost has been denied. wtva's shante sumpter joins us live to explain. sheriff jim johnson and lee county supertindent jimmy weeks working hand in hand to get a resource officer into schools in lee county. the plan, to share the cost ... the two approached the the lee county board of supervisors last may. the school district's share is ready to go,,, however, the board's request for federal grant money has been denied. now we're back to square one we're not going to quit on our end. sheriff jim johnson says he and superintendent jimmy weeks will go back to the board friday to make the request again for funding for six new resource officers the problem you got is this isn't going to be an instance fix. this is not something that they approve it friday, we're hire them monday and they'll be in the school tuesday. the $280,000 grant was denied on september 30th, which is half the total for the officers the first year is the biggest expense. after that it cuts about half because you got your training and equipment. but the intially bump is about $560,000 superintendent weeks released this statement saying in part...we know that funds are scare. i beleive the board of supervisors will help us in anyway they can. that meeting is scheduled for 9 am friday. coming up on wtva 9 news at 6. hear what residents and the board of supervisors are saying about this issue. in tupelo ss wtva 9 news in noxubee county.... a grand jury has indicted a son
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