Grant Award Affords CCS Funding for Additional SROs
Published by Laurie Pender on August 16, 2018
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Bruce Morrison talks about security measures at the schoolFayetteville, NC – The Cumberland County School (CCS) system is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $499,995 for FY 2018-2019 with a continuation of $499,995 for FY 2019-2020. These funds were awarded under the School Safety Grants Program that was launched last year with funding from the General Assembly.  The program includes additional funding to North Carolina Public Elementary and Middle Schools for the training and/or employment of School Resource Officers (SROs). Funds were awarded to the CCS by Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson through a competitive grant process.  

Currently, the CCS only has six SROs assigned to serve the 52 elementary schools in the district. Through the funding allocated in this grant, the CCS will provide an additional 15 SROs for local elementary schools reducing the ratio of schools serviced per school resource officer. 

“We believe the SRO is a communication link between our school system and our law enforcement agency,” said Tim Kinlaw, the associate superintendent of CCS’ Auxiliary Services. “We are thrilled to be a part of this program because of its critical impact on our students and community.  Together, we will work as a team to ensure the safest and most supportive learning environments possible for our students.”