Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Metro Nashville Public Schools does not plan to place school resource officers in Nashville elementary schools

by Rod Williams, July 7, 2022- Nashville school officials do not plan to place school resource officers in elementary schools, this amid concern about school safety following the massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas in late May. 

In the recently passed Metro budget there was money for a 4% cost-of-living increase for Metro schools employees and additional raises for support staff. To fund the money for MNPS support staff bonuses, the Metro Council took $5 million from Metro's emergency reserves. 

Director Adrienne Battle has said gun violence is "not a school problem," but "a society problem." For more on this topic, read this Tennessean article

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