Six local schools districts are in line to receive more than $700,000 in state funding to hire and train a number of school resource officers–
The districts are among 195 statewide that will receive a share of nearly $25 million to support the hiring of 195 school resource officers for the next three years.
Camden-Frontier will be awarded just over $75,000;
Hillsdale Community Schools will receive about $167,500;
The Hillsdale ISD is in line to receive more than $147,000–
Pittsford was awarded about $112,000.
Hudson and Reading will each receive just shy of $100,000
The official funding announcement was made, Tuesday, by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
As a first step in receiving the funding, The Hillsdale County Board of Commissioners has already adopted a job description for school resource officers.
The job description was drawn up by Hillsdale County Sheriff Scott Hodshire.
In it, a resource officer is basically a licensed law enforcement officer with special training in interacting with students and dealing with school related situations.