Cops, councilors and uniforms in all St. Tammany public schools?

Jim Hanzo
May 17, 2018 - 6:45 am

St. Tammany Parish School District

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There is a good chance that St. Tammany Parish public schools will have uniformed police on campuses along with requiring that all public school students wear uniforms.  

It is in reaction to the latest mass school shooting in Florida.

Right now all but six St. Tammany schools require their students to wear uniforms.  

The school board will take up the proposals at a meeting, tonight.  School Superintendent Trey Folse said the plan includes adding cops at elementary schools.

"We're looking at school resource officers at every school," Folse said.  "Currently we have school resource officers at our high schools and junior high schools."  

Folse said they'll also bring up the proposal of additional mental health providers in the schools.  

And the uniforms?  

"The uniforms, I think is just another measure for safety and security, and less disruption on the school campus," Folse added.

Folse said they'll be looking to the board for some long term funding to pay for the uniformed officers and councilors, but he added there is money from a community disaster fund saved up from Katrina and some BP money for short term funding.  

A vote on the proposals is expected this evening  

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