The Weston Board of Finance this week proposed that the School Resource Officer be paid for through the municipal budget, rather than splitting the cost between the town and school budgets.
The SRO would be assigned to Weston High School, and during the summer be on patrol with the Weston Police Department. The salary of little more than $83,000 will pay for a senior officer currently on the Weston Police force. The Police Department is then asking for funding to fill the patrol position with a new hire.
A public hearing will be held March 30th on the budget request with the annual town meeting on the budget scheduled for April 20th.