Commissioners approve mileage reimbursement

Published: Friday, January 25, 2013 at 12:46 PM.

Vernon Elementary School parent and PTO member Tara Dockery also addressed the county commissioners to ask for their support in providing School Resource Officers and metal detectors at each of the district’s campuses.

“I believe as county leaders, you have a moral responsibility to help make our schools safer,” Dockery said.

She took her request to the Washington County School Board on Jan. 14, where she presented a petition with 400 signatures asking the school officials to make school security a higher priority.

Dockery said the PTO had been in contact with Sheriff Bobby Haddock and she would have more information from the sheriff as to what was needed to fund an officer for each campus.

“We saw where the governor is freeing up more money for the schools and giving teachers raises,” Bush said. “Hopefully there will be more money in the budget for school safety.”

Bush also suggested that Dockery attend the Legislative delegation meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29, and present her information and petition to Rep. Marti Coley and Sen. Don Gaetz, who will be in town meeting with residents to discuss local concerns.


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