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School Board of Clay County
June 24, 2021 - Regular School Board Meeting
C24 - 2021-2022 School Safety Interlocal Agreement among the School Board of Clay County Florida and Town of Orange Park and the Town of Orange Park Police Department

Proposed funding and contract options to meet the requirements for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act,Ch. 2018-3. The agreement between the Town of Orange Park School Resource Officer (SRO) program and the Clay County District Schools shall include one full time police officer at each of the three schools within the city boundaries for Grove Park Elementary School, Orange Park Elementary School, and Orange Park Junior High for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Gap Analysis

The Town of Orange Park has contracted with the Clay County District Schools to provide a School Resource Officer at the three schools within their municipality for the school year 2021-2022. The Town of Orange park will continue, with the school system, to enhance the connectedness between the local Police Department and the families of students living in Orange Park attending one of the three schools.

Previous Outcomes

During the 2021-2022 school year the Town of Orange Park Police Department planned and implemented Drug Abuse Resistance Education (“DARE”) in collaboration with District personnel. The Town of Orange Park Police Department was also successful in launching a pedestrian safety program at Grove Park Elementary, Orange Park Elementary and Orange Park Junior High.

Expected Outcomes

The presence of the SRO’s on the three campuses will strengthen relationships between the local Police Department, students and families, in the community. Resulting in higher quality interactions within the neighborhoods creating a more cohesive and secure campus environment. Students will continue to be educated on the law and illegal activities within the number of aggressive and violent conduct referrals overall are expected to decline.

Strategic Plan Goal

Ensure effective management of the organization, operations, and facilities to maximize the use of resources and promote a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment for Clay County students.  


Approve the agreement between the Town of Orange Park, Orange Park Police Department, and Clay County District Schools.

Bryce Ellis, Assistant Superintendent for Operations, 904-336-6853
Kenneth Wagner, Chief of Police 904-336-0101
Financial Impact
$210,801.00 (12) equal installments for the School Resource Officers.
Review Comments
town of OP SRO 2021-2022.pdf