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Geneva considering second School Resource Officer as part of discipline plan

The Geneva City School District is considering hiring a second School Resource Officer.

The Finger Lakes Time reports the move would be part of multi-faceted approach to school safety in the wake of fights and alleged mistreatment of students due to race and other issues. Acting Superintendent Kathleen Davis said in addition to a second SRO, the plan calls for training, more counseling services and creating safe spaces within schools. The district is working with Hanover research to develop a took kit for dealing with student behavior issues.

The School Board will meet Wednesday to consider and possibly pass the plan. If a second SRO is hired, the district said the position would be funded through grant money. The district once had a second SRO, but the position was eliminated several years ago. Police Chief Mike Passalacqua supports the hiring of a second SRO.