Lake Shore Central School District will continue to have a school resource officer for the next three years, thanks to a collaboration between the Seneca Nation of Indians, Town of Evans and the district.
Each will commit $53,489 per year for three years, a total of $160,467 each year, to cover salary, benefits and expenses of the Evans town police officer.
For the past three years, the Seneca Nation had completely funded the resource officer position. Approximately 360 students, or 15 percent, of the district are Native American.
“Having a respected member of the community to not only monitor what is taking place, but also to serve as a mentor and example to all students is important. We are happy that our friends in Evans and at Lake Shore are partnering with us to extend this student-focused initiative for another three years,” Seneca Nation President Todd Gates said.