Schools approve SRO contract

by Celia Shortt

School resource officers will continue to be stationed at all Coweta County schools, after the Coweta Board of Education approved agreements with the Newnan Police Department and Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

“This agreement hasn’t changed from the previous agreement that we had,” said Dr. Steve Barker, superintendent for the Coweta County School System, Tuesday at the regular monthly school board meeting. “We did some editorial changes … It is the same agreement.”

This agreement shows the guidelines for all school resource officers, as well as payment procedures for services and equipment.

NPD will provide six SROs, who will be assigned to Newnan High School, Evans Middle School, Winston Dowdell Academy, Central Educational Center, and city elementary schools.

CCSO will provide officers to East Coweta High School, Northgate High School, Arnall Middle School, East Coweta Middle School, Madras Middle School, Smokey Road Middle School, Lee Middle School, elementary schools, and any future schools determined by the board.

Officers are permanently assigned to middle and high schools. For elementary schools, officers rotate between the different ones.

The school board also approved a change order and contract amendment to the asphalt paving project at East Coweta High School.

The approved change order was for the amount of $22,204 and allows Meja Construction Company to change the asphalt paving on the driveway leading to the kitchen loading dock from light-duty paving to heavy-duty paving.

This area was used for staging during the construction project at ECHS.

We need to “do a little more work than we originally thought to get it in shape,” said Barker of the area. With this project, the board also approved a contract amendment of $30,600 “to stabilize the subgrade below the driveway to provide for heavy-duty paving.”







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