Greece School District Says It Can't Afford School Resource Officers

The Greece school district says it can't afford what the town is charging for two police officers to be deployed five days a week in the district.

The district says there were no negotiations and it was notified only last week that the price tag would total $350,000, while the district was willing to pay only up to $280,000.

Town Supervisor Bill Reilich says the notion there were no negotiations is ludicrous. He says discussions began July 6, and the district office didn't provide specifics of its needs until the 29th.

The district wants parents to pressure the town to lower the price. The town, however, says the district should make safety a bigger budget priority.

And Reilich says is accusing the district of sending intimidating messages to town board members to get them to lower the cost.

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