Clark-Shawnee Schools will welcome a dedicated school resource officer this fall, through a proactive partnership with the Clark County Commissioners and the Clark County Sheriff's Office.
"The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority and we are committed to be proactive about safety and security matters," said Mr. Brian Kuhn, the new superintendent of Clark-Shawnee Schools. "We are grateful to Commissioners Lohnes, McGlothlin and Wilt and to Sheriff Burchett for their commitment to keeping the children of Clark-Shawnee and all kids in Clark County safe."
Through the agreement, Sheriff's Deputy Josh Pacine, a 2001 Shawnee grad, will be assigned to Clark-Shawnee full-time during the school year. He will split his time among the five Clark-Shawnee schools, working collaboratively with staff to address safety matters and getting to know students, families and staff through his presence in the district.
Clark-Shawnee Schools will pay $50,000 toward the cost of the program with the Clark County Commissioners covering the rest of the cost.