LCISD campus security back on Rosenberg council agenda

The security of Lamar Consolidated ISD will once again be discussed behind closed doors at Tuesday’s Rosenberg City Council meeting.

At the last regular meeting, council members voted send a formal written notice to Lamar CISD terminating the agreement for school resource officers for LCISD. According to the agenda, council members will “hold executive session to consult with city attorney to seek or receive legal advice related to... deliberation regarding security devices related to interlocal agreement with Lamar Consolidated Independent School.”

This item has been placed on the agenda for executive session, meaning it will be discussed in secret.

The city provided notice that it would no longer be providing School Resource Officers on LCISD campuses beyond July 2, 2021.

“We are proud of the service we have provided LCISD through our (school resource officer) program,” Rosenberg Police Chief Jonathan White said. “The partnership has been mutually beneficial, we look forward to seeing LCISD through this transition while maintaining exceptional service on all campuses.”

The agreement originally started in 1998 through a grant program with the Department of Justice.

According to RPD, LCISD reimburses Rosenberg PD the salaries for the dozen and a half officers who work under the agreement, as well as for their vehicles.

The officers are assigned to the secondary schools, but respond to 45 properties within the school district. There are over 35,000 students who attend the schools that make up LCISD.

This topic will also be discussed at the February LCISD board meeting, slated for Feb. 20. Tuesday’s city council meeting meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2110 Fourth St.

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