RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO SHARE THE COSTS OF TWO SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER POSITIONS WITH THE SCHOOL DIVISION AT THE EXPIRATION OF THE THREE-YEAR FEDERAL GRANT PERIOD

            WHEREAS, the School Resource Officer program is a highly successful program that enhances the safety of school children by providing the presence of a uniformed Sheriff’s Deputy in each school served; and

            WHEREAS, the School Resource Officer program is currently serving six schools in Fauquier County ; and

            WHEREAS, the addition of a new school in 2004 and the needs of Southeastern School will severely limit the available resources of the School Resource Officer program; and

            WHEREAS, the Sheriff’s Office has applied for a three-year Federal grant to provide for salaries and benefits for two additional School Resource Officers; and

            WHEREAS, the Sheriff, the School Superintendent, and the County Administrator have executed a Letter of Assurance providing that, at the end of the three-year grant period, the costs of continuation of the salaries and benefits for these two positions will be split evenly between the County and School Division; and

WHEREAS, the Letter of Assurance is subject to ratification by the Board of Supervisors and the School Board; and

            WHEREAS, on July 16, 2003 , the Letter of Assurance was unanimously approved by the Public Safety Committee; and

            WHEREAS, this endeavor represents a cooperative partnership between the Sheriff, School Division and County that will result in better services for the students of Fauquier County ; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 18th day of August 2003, That the Letter of Assurance executed by the Sheriff, School Division and County Administrator on June 12, 2003 be, and is hereby, approved.