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Education

D-428 to ask for third school resource officer

Also, director seeks to hire teacher, assistant for special education class

Jamie Craven
Jamie Craven

DeKALB – Superintendent Jamie Craven is recommending the district add a third school resource officer to increase safety and security in the district.

The request comes attached to the agenda for Tuesday’s DeKalb School District 428 Board meeting, set for 7 p.m. in the Education Center, 901 S. Fourth St. The addition would be through an existing intergovernmental agreement with the city of DeKalb and District 428.

Adding a third school resource officer would cost the district $124,360, the agenda shows.

In other news...

The district’s Director of Student Services and Homeless Liaison Cristy Meyer is asking the board to hire additional special education staff to address the growing number of students requiring special education.

According to the agenda, more students are being placed into the district’s fifth grade Intensive Academic program than originally planned. Meyer’s request, which will not be voted on at Tuesday’s meeting, requests one full-time special education teacher and one paraprofessional for the program.

Each intensive classroom can have a maximum of 13 students with one special education teacher and one program assistant, or paraprofessional, per the Illinois State Board of Education, according to the agenda.

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