ROME – The seven elementary schools within the Rome City School District will soon have school security officers.
The Rome school board passed the resolution in a 5-2 vote on Wednesday.
The Rome Police Department will be responsible for hiring the school security officers, who will likely be retired police officers. Four officers will rotate between the seven schools, and they will be trained to handle active shooter situations.
The agreement is for a two-year period and it will cost $113,000 per year.
The Rome City School district also has school resource officers at Rome Free Academy and Strough Middle School.