As reported in the Washington Post, police will be posted in all 25 Montgomery County high schools next fall as county leaders bolstered the schools’ security force in a final budget approved last week.
The addition of the officers, expected to start when the next school year begins, goes a long way toward restoring a program that was slashed amid recession-driven budget cuts in recent years.
“It’s been a long time since we had an SRO in every high school,” said Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice. “I think we have a great framework for a strong program.”
Council President Craig Rice serves as Chair of MACo’s Education Subcommittee.
For more information, see the full story from the Post.