La Crosse’s city council gave its blessing last week to a new one-year agreement to continue the school resource officer program with the school district.
The council was required to take a vote because the contract has an effect on the city budget.
La Crosse police chief Shawn Kudron says less money will be spent this year to have officers at La Crosse schools, under the new contract.
“Currently (the memorandum of understanding) is for 3 SRO’s,” as a cost of $150,000, says Kudron. “This is a reduction from our previous contract in relationship with the school district, which previously was for $100,000 more.”
Council member Mark Neumann said it was important for the city to back up its contract with the school district.