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Grand Island Town Board debates full or part-time school officer

The Town of Grand Island board weighed the pros and cons of, creating a special post for a full-time retired officer to serve the Grand Island school district, or dedicating two part time officers from its current police force.

Both the town and school board have agreed that a school resource officer, which was funded by the state police until 2013, needs to be brought back.

But after the debate and an executive session for legal advice on Monday, the town board decided to put the issue back into the hands of the school district, which has received a state grant of $45,000 to fund the position.

"We are not sure the current school board has weighed in completely," said Supervisor Nathan McMurray. He said the town also wants input from its police force.


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