ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Santa Fe school district is backing away from a plan to place police officers on campuses among its efforts to improve school safety.
The Albuquerque Journal reports the city told Santa Fe Public Schools that its police department does not have enough officers to assign three to school campuses.
The city and district were talks about splitting the estimated $200,000 cost of the action.
School board members at a budget session Tuesday supported adding $500,000 next year to fund school safety and prevention. Some of that amount would pay for three full-time social workers.
Superintendent Veronica Garcia says the district is taking a multifaceted approach to addressing security. The district has already implemented a new a visitor check-in system and is planning to install a door barricading system.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com