Hamilton County schools chief proposes $500,000 budget allocation for SROs

Hamilton County school board member Karitsa Jones speaks during a meeting on March, 22, 2018.

UPDATE: The only change to the proposed budget previously presented to the board is an additional $250,000 allocated to hiring school resource officers, bringing proposed funding to half a million dollars for SROs.


ORIGINAL STORY: The Hamilton County school board will vote on Superintendent Bryan Johnson's proposed budget today.

Johnson is scheduled to present the $385,000,000 budget to the Hamilton County Commission on May 8. It will be the first time he's pitched an operating budget to local commissioners.


Click here to view the entire agenda for Thursday's meeting (https://emeetings.tsba.net/public/Meeting.aspx?PublicAgencyID=4373&PublicMeetingID=4010&AgencyTypeID=1)

Other highlights on the agenda:

-Representatives from UnifiEd, the local education advocacy organization, will present results from the months-long APEX (Action Plan for Educational Excellence) project to the board outlining community feedback on inequities in Hamilton County schools. -The board will vote to approve school fees for the next school year.