Senate takes measures to keep troopers in schools

CHENANGO COUNTY – Countering cutbacks outlined in the Governor’s state budget proposal that would remove state troopers from schools, the Senate majority will take action on a comprehensive plan to “enhance school safety and ensure the well-being of millions of children across the state,” it was annnounced last week.

Following a recent public hearing where state troopers made a case to keep the school resource officer program available to over 100 school districts state-wide, the Senate has stated it will do what it can to restore the program and continue to look for funding to keep children in New York safe.

Area school districts – Otselic Valley, Oxford, Greene, Sherburne-Earlville and Unadilla Valley – currently receive aid from the New York State Police with the School Resource Officer (SRO) program as well as funding to ensure new district employees have background checks.

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