LIBERTY - The City Council agreed Tuesday to go along with a proposal to hire a school resource police officer for Casey County high and middle schools, according to Sharleen Rodgers, city clerk.
However, the proposal hinges on whether or not Casey Fiscal Court agrees to help finance the officer.
The county Board of Education decided in December to ask the city, county and other agencies to help finance the officer to patrol the two schools in an effort to prevent fighting and drug trafficking.
The salary for an officer has not been determined, and the city is willing to pay a fourth of the cost.
Fiscal Court has not acted on the proposal, and the school board and the local Agency for Substance Abuse Policy apparently has agreed to put up a share of the cost.