Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson
Geneva Marshall Rob Johnson said at this week's meeting of the Geneva Town Council that synthetic marijuana, also known as "Spice" or "K2," continues to be confiscated from students at South Adams Schools.
Although no further discussion took place on the matter specifically, South Adams Schools Superintendent Scott Litwiller said at the meeting that he would like to find a way of keeping a school resource officer (SRO) visible in the hallways after the four-year Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grant funds run out in May of 2013.
Approximately $2.9 million in SS/HS grant funds was awarded to Adams County schools in 2009 in order to support the implementation of a variety of activities, curriculums, programs and services to Adams County youth. A portion of those funds is currently paying the SRO salaries at all three county school systems.
According to Johnson, during the month of November, South Adams SRO Scott Dailey investigated one instance of cutting, three disruptive students, two drug searches, one harassment issue, one suicide threat, one weapon search, two truancies and transported three students to or from school.
Litwiller said, "Having an SRO at the school has been very beneficial." He added that all three schools in Adams County consider having an SRO to be a "high priority, and something we want to sustain. But right now, we don't have any easy answers about how we're going to do that."