Vote to bring more officers to Benton Harbor schools hits roadblock

Benton Harbor, Mich. A vote to bring more police officers into Benton Harbor area schools has hit another roadblock.

The decision was supposed to be made during Tuesday night's special school board meeting.

However, city officials and community members had some questions.

Board members will look at the idea again during a special committee Saturday.

Twelve people currently make up the school's security workforce, including four reserve officers.

School officials want to cut the security force to seven and have it made up only of reserve officers.

Educators say it'll save the district around $136,000.

The public can weigh in on the matter during a town hall meeting next Thursday.


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