Ontario Council Votes To Keep School Officer If Levy Fails

  • 10/16/2019 8:25:09 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

ONTARIO, OHIO - The Ontario City Council met Wednesday night to discuss several pressing topics, but one issue in particular was decided upon almost immediately.

Council voted on Ordinance No. 19-29, an ordinance "fully funding the position of school resource officer by the city, in the event the Ontario Local School Levy does not pass or no money from the state is received." According to Ontario Mayor Randy Hutchinson, the presence of a School Resource Officer is very important to the council in continued efforts to keep students safe.

"In today's age, we need to have an officer in the school, and that's why council said positively that they would fund it if the school doesn't," Hutchinson said. "The school has always funded 66% of the wages and benefits. If the levy doesn't pass in the fall here and next spring, then the city has agreed to fund it completely. The vote was unanimous by council: 6-0. Mister Gallow wasn't here tonight, but a 6-0 unanimous vote to support that."

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