Cheney School District to add safety position

Director of safety would be district employee; school resource officer contract with city retained


Last updated 11/30/2017 at 9:09am

Cheney schools will soon get an increase in the number of personnel dedicated to the security of its students. In fact, it will double.

Superintendent Rob Roettger told the school board at its Nov. 15 meeting that officials at the district and the Cheney Police Department have been discussing changes to the school resource officer (SRO) contract that would open the way for the creation of a director of safety position. The director would be a school district employee, while the SRO position would remain with the city.

Cheney Police Chief John Hensley said current SRO Sgt. Kelly Hembach is s...

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