Supt. Johnson Adds More Funding For School Resource Officers

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Supt. Bryan Johnson has added more funds for School Resource Officers, bringing the school contribution to $500,000.

The new spending total will be $385,407,677 and will include $5.5 million for employee raises.

Board member Rhonda Thurman was again critical of the spending for raises, saying she is still waiting for the school system to be accountable for its performance.

The budget includes $150,000 for athletic trainers for all the high schools. Erlanger Health System will administer the program. Other bidders included Memorial, Benchmark, and Centers for Sports Medicine.

Officials noted that Erlanger includes the services of its Children's Hospital.

New positions include a $90,000 director of campus support, who will have oversight of school services, athletics and student hearings.

There is also an $83,000 bus safety coordinator.

The current budget is at $372,661,242. Officials said the amount actually spent was $371,625,221.

Officials said the budget is balanced with no request for a tax increase.

 


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