Beloit City Council & USD 273 Discuss Possible New Position

The Beloit City Council met on Tuesday evening.

The concept of a School Resource Officer was discussed.

According to Beloit USD 273 Superintendent, Jeff Travis, The City of Beloit and USD 273 have previously had discussions about this possible position and tells KD Country 94 & Z96.3 some of the things a school resource officer would do if this position were to be created.

Travis also pointed out that a school resource officer would not be there to enforce school rules or be substitute for any position at the school.

Travis added, a school resource officer would likely spend time in the elementary school, the high school and the Alternative Learning Center on a rotating basis.

At the city council meeting, it was anticipated that the cost of this position would be between $40,000 and $60,000. The City and USD 273 would collaborate to create a definite job description and a course of study the officer must complete before beginning work as a Resource Officer.