- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Topeka school officials have approved a contract that temporarily ends a dispute over the city providing police officers to the district’s schools.

The school district’s board on Thursday approved a one-year contract requiring the district to pay the city $366,000 fees for 10 school resource officers. The contract is retroactive to Aug. 1 and runs through July 31.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1xYTj1Z ) $366,000 is enough for only four officers. Superintendent Julie Ford says the district will need to find enough money in the next budget to keep 10 officers in the schools.

Topeka Police Chief James Brown and the district had a public disagreement in December because a contract for the officers hadn’t been signed and the district wasn’t paying enough for all the officers working at the schools.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com


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