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After five years, Grand Island bringing back school resource officers

The Grand Island School District has been without a school resource officer since 2013, but the search has begun for two part-time officers to fill the vacancy.

The Grand Island Town Board will hire two police officers for the position to be funded by the school district, which received $45,000 in state aid.

Officials finalized an agreement at a joint Grand Island Town Board and School Board meeting Monday.

Grand Island needs a school resource officer, but full time or part time?

Schools Superintendent Brian Graham had asked the board to consider a full-time officer, but he was overruled by the Town Board and School Board. Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray also favored a full-time position, but said two part-timers was a "good middle ground."

School Board President Lisa Pyc said the new hires, who will be paid $19.10 an hour, should have experience as a school resource officer.

Grand Island School Board agrees to hire part-time school resource officers

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