What has been a hot topic between the Taylorville City Council and Taylorville School Board could get the city’s approval Monday night. The council is set to vote on filling the position of School Resource Officer that would mostly spend time between Taylorville High School and Taylorville Junior High.
If the agreement passes, the school district would reimburse the city for 176 days of base salary for the position. Taylorville Police Chief Brian Hile says the department already has enough officers on staff to fill the position without having to hire another officer.
Hile says having one officer full-time in the schools will help continue to build the relationship between the police and the students.
Some alderman have shared concerns for the financial impact having an SRO would have on the city. The issue will be voted on at tonight’s city council meeting at 7 p.m. at the Taylorville Municipal Building.