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Funding for SRO in Weston still up for debate

The Weston Board of Selectmen has been presented with a proposed school budget.  It includes a proposed 1.68 percent increase over the current fiscal year's spending. 


There was no talk during the presentation about whether the cost for a School Resource Officer would be paid for in the municipal budget or if it would have to come from the Board of Education side.  The SRO would be assigned to Weston High School, and during the summer be on patrol with the Weston Police Department. 


Selectman Nina Daniel, who won election in November, proposed $45,000 of the cost be paid for by the schools and about $38,000 coming from the town.  The Board of Ed was reportedly told by Daniel's predecessor that the Police Department budget would include full funding for the SRO position. 


The next meeting of the Weston Board of Selectmen is set for Monday.  Their agenda calls for voting on a budget to send to the Board of Finance for their meetings in March.

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