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Pottsgrove Schools Renew Security Contracts

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – To ensure adequate security at Pottsgrove High School, and as needed during athletic and other events, the Pottsgrove School District has renewed two contracts with the Advanced Protection Company of Norristown PA.

The first contract supplies a security agent for 7-1/2 hours daily when the high school is in session, according to notes given to the Board of School Directors. The coverage is in addition to that offered by Lower Pottsgrove Police Ofc. David Slothower, who as school resource officer divides his time between duties at the high school as well as Lower Pottsgrove and Ringing Rocks elementary schools.

The second contract provides services to the district “on an as-needed basis” for events and “other purposes throughout the year,” it added. The Lower Pottsgrove Police Department also provides coverage for some events, at an additional cost billed by the township.

Both contracts call for Pottsgrove to pay $23 hourly for services, which it said represented an increase of $1 hourly, or about 4.5 percent, over the 2016-2017 academic year. The high school contract this year is expected to total $31,050; the second contract cost will depend on the number of hours used.

Directors approved the contracts without comment during their Oct. 24 meeting.

Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ Oct. 24 meeting):

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