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Pottsgrove Considers Extending SRO Contracts

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Agreements with the police departments in Lower and Upper Pottsgrove townships to provide school resource officer (SRO) services to the Pottsgrove School District would be continued through June (2018) under documents scheduled to be approved tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018) during a meeting of the district Board of School Directors.

The school board will visit West Pottsgrove Elementary School on Grosstown Road and meet in its gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is free to attend and open to the public. An advance copy of the board agenda is available for viewing on the district website, here. The full board meeting will be preceded by a meeting of its Operations and Facilities Committee, from 6:30-7:20 p.m., also in the gym.

The district contracts with the Lower Pottsgrove department to provide SRO support at its three schools located within township: Pottsgrove High, and Lower Pottsgrove and Ringing Rocks elementaries; and with Upper Pottsgrove for similar services at Pottsgrove Middle School. The SROs are intended promote a security relationship between the police forces and the district, to help them deal with and advise on school safety issues, and also to deal with emergency issues as they arise.

Agreements being presented to directors, according to their agenda, extend memorandums of understandings already in place between the departments and the district. Pottsgrove pays for some or all expenses related to the SROs, according to the townships, but financial details are not included in the documents provided for public examination.

Also tonight, the agenda states, the board will:

  • Conduct an executive session regarding personnel at 7:20 p.m.;
  • Engage in science, technology, engineering, math and arts activities with West Pottsgrove teachers Jean Randall and Jennifer O’Leary, and several students;
  • Recognize member Patti Grimm for eight years of school board service;
  • Take action on a variety of personnel-related items, including retirements, appointments, leaves of absence, resignations, and a separation and release agreement;
  • Create an activity account for a new “Fuel Up to Play 60” program at Pottsgrove High; and
  • Consider appointments to existing board committees, and for district representatives to the Pottsgrove Recreation Board, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, and the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit.

Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ Jan. 9 meeting):

  • Pottsgrove Considers Extending SRO Contracts

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