Grant will fund SROs on 8 TUSD campuses

2014-08-17T14:43:00Z Grant will fund SROs on 8 TUSD campuses Arizona Daily Star

A $2.2 million grant will bring eight school resource officers to TUSD campuses in the fall.

The three-year grant from the Arizona Department of Education will allow the district to place SROs from the Tucson Police Department at Utterback Magnet Middle School, Booth-Fickett K-8 Magnet School, Catalina, Cholla, Palo Verde, Pueblo, Santa Rita and Tucson high schools.

School Resource Officers build relationships with students and teach law-related education.

The Tucson Unified School District hopes to have the officers in place by early September.

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