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Madison County School Board to discuss Marjorie Stoneman bill

Madison County School Board to discuss Marjorie Stoneman bill
Madison County School Board to discuss Marjorie Stoneman bill
Posted at 3:26 PM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 13:52:20-04

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Madison County School Board is one of several making preparations to comply with state mandated school resource officer requirements. 

Madison County School Board needs to make swift and effective funding decisions to meet requirements of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas Senate Bill.

The bill requires school boards to place at least one school resource officer at each qualifying school in their district.

Madison County has roughly $388,000 to accomplish this goal.

It's Superintendent Karen Pickle's decision whether they'll use deputies from the sheriff's office, the guardian program, or safety officers employed directly by the school.

In a letter addressed to the school board, the Madison County Sheriff wrote that it would take close to half a million dollars to use sheriff's deputies, and that they'd need to include any provisions for them in a budget statement due June 1st.