School resource officers coming to Clay County Schools after property tax increase passes

Jacksonville, FL — Every school in Clay County will soon have a school resource officer after taxpayers voted in favor of raising the millage rate.

A handful of school leaders in the area had been rooting for the increase since they did not initially have enough money to put a school resource officer in every school. The school will get ten-million dollars a year, but that money won’t be coming right away.  Superintendent Addison Davis said “we won’t see this money until December 2019 or January 2020, and by then we’ll start to have a thoughtful plan in place to roll out resource officers at every one of our schools.”

The property tax increase will cost taxpayers about $100 more a year in taxes, according to district leaders.  “I’m really pleased that the community has taken a stand and made their voice heard that they’re willing to support public education,” Davis said.

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