- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MAIZE, Kan. (AP) - A suburban Wichita school district is considering dissolving its police force to save money.

The Maize school district notified parents Tuesday that administrators will recommend that the school board dissolve the police force. The district has four officers, who provide security for up to 7,000 students, staff and faculty in nine schools.

The administrators said dissolving the force would save the district about $80,000. The district is expecting a budget reduction of about $351,000 for next school year.

Maize Police Chief Matt Jensby told KWCH-TV (https://bit.ly/1K4t5A7 ) the city and school district will come up with a plan for the city to provide security for the district, including adding city officers as full-time school resource officers.

If the board approves the proposal, it would take effect July 1.

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Information from: KWCH-TV, https://www.kwch.com/

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