The Board approved the 2021-2022 School Resource Deputy Program Agreement with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) with a fiscal impact of $1,509,806, during the Tuesday night Leon County School Board meeting.
Additionally, more information was provided related to a contract with the Integrity Group/Detail Prime. The Integrity Group offers a solution to scheduling and maintenance of law enforcement officers for school security.
Local school districts are required to provide school resource officers or Florida certified guardians in every school according to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.
The arrangement with the LCSO involves a payment by LCS to the Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $1,509,806. The LCSO will provide 25 deputies who will serve as school resource officers during the 2021-2022 school year.
The payment amount is contingent upon the Leon County Board of County Commissioners, who historically have paid 50% of the total cost. If the County Commissioners do not fund the 50%, the school board will be obligated for the total cost of $2,917,612.
The fiscal impact for the contracted services of the Integrity Group is $45.00 per hour and will not exceed more than $950,000 annually. The services provided by the Integrity Group is to implement and operate the Detail Prime solution, which is used for scheduling and maintaining of certified law enforcement officers who serve as school security officers. “This solution was designed as an economical, yet high quality program that can be implemented and operated within a short time-frame.”