|June 27, 2019 - Regular School Board Meeting|
C17 - 2019-2020 School Safety Interlocal Agreement among the School Board of Clay County, Florida; City of Green Cove Springs Florida; and Green Cove Springs Police Department.
Consider proposed funding and contract options to meet the requirements for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act,Ch. 2018-3 to include draft agreement with the City of Green Cove Springs and the Green Cove Springs Police Department School Resource Officer (SRO) program and the City of Green Cove Springs Police Department Dispatch Center to include one full time police officer at each of the two schools in the city boundaries for the 2019-2020 academic year and four communications officers who shall be employees of the Green Cove Springs Police Department and will meet all the criteria set forth in Green Cove Springs Police Department “Communications Officer 110-3”.
The City of Green Cove Springs has contracted with the Clay County District Schools to provide a School Resource Officer at the two schools within their municipality for the school year 2018-2019. While overall positive relationship, the City of Green Cove Springs will continue with the school system to enhance the connectedness between the local police department and families of students living in the city and attending one of the two schools.
During the school year 2018-2019 the Green Cove Springs Police Department planned and implemented the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (“DARE”) along with District personnel, along with the introduction of a pedestrian safety program at Charles E. Bennett and Green Cove Junior High.
The presence of the SRO’s on the two campuses will help to strengthen relationships between the local police department and families in the community. This will also improve relationships between students and their local police department, resulting in higher quality interactions with the neighborhoods, ultimately creating a more cohesive and secure campus environment. There will be a continuation of educational instruction concerning the law and illegal activities with students, as well as a reduction in the number of aggressive and violent conduct referrals overall.
|Strategic Plan Goal|
This agreement concerns the safety of students and others that gather on school campuses for community and school related events. In order to continue to offer a safe environment, the partnership with the Green Cove Police Department is necessary.
Approve the agreement between the GCSPD and SBCC that is substantially similar to the one attached.
Dr. Michael Kemp, Assistant Superintendent for Operations, (904) 336-6824, firstname.lastname@example.org, John Ward, Director of Safety and Security, 904-336-6846, email@example.com
$143,534.00 to be paid out in (12) equal installments for the School Resource Officers. $188,556.00 to be paid out in (12) equal installments for (4) Dispatchers for GCSPD.
SRO Interlocal Agreement with GCS.pdf