- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Some St. Landry Parish schools will be getting resource officers.

Media outlets report Sheriff Bobby Guidroz told the school board Thursday that he’ll supply three deputies to serve as school resource officers at several rural schools, without costing the system.

Guidroz says he can afford the expense because his department plans to save an expected $200,000 in vehicle repair costs because of parish road improvement, paid for by a tax that went into effect in 2014.

Guidroz says the deputies will be stationed at North Central High School, Beau Chene High School and Northwest High School, along with their feeder schools beginning in 2016.

The school board and Opelousas Board of Aldermen have discussed funding officers for Opelousas High School and Opelousas Junior High School, but there hasn’t been a consensus on how to cover the expense.

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