|8/1/2013 4:49:00 PM|
New PSLO meets with board
|Introductions of the new student representative to the board and the new police school liaison officer were made at the July School District of Chilton Board of Education meeting.|
The board originally approved adding a full-time PSLO to the School District during their April 2013 meeting. After receiving proposals from the City of Chilton for $77,130 and the Calumet County Sheriff's Department for $58,896 the district chose to approve and work with the Sheriff's Department for a district PSLO.
According to remarks made by Chilton Superintendent Dr. Claire Martin at the April board meeting, the position of PSLO officer in the district is a full-time, 180-day position to begin in August. Martin told the board the funding for the officer will be taken out of the Community Fund 180.
"A lot of the position would be building relationships with students and working with the administration," Martin explained at the April meeting. Chilton Middle School Principal Rich Appel told the board the presence of security with the officer is important for the district.
Calumet County Sheriff Mark Ott introduced Police School Liaison Officer Jacob Meyer during the July meeting. Meyer will serve as the school's PSLO officer from Aug. 1 through June 30. Ott told the board he chose Meyer for this position and has been working with Meyer to prepare him to serve in this role for the district. According to Ott, the School Board and administration will be able to work with Meyer and choose what special school events Meyer will attend in addition to his daily duties in the district. Ott told the board it will be their discretion to choose whether Meyer will wear his police uniform while in the schools or if Meyer will wear casual clothing.
(Please see the August 1 issue of the Tri-County News for more on this story.)