It was the second shooting in as many days for the city.
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“It’s not logical to assume that five SROs will be able to do the work of seven,” the police chief said. City officials say changes account for the workload 5 instead of 7 SROs can handle after the school district removed them from middle schools.
Cedar Rapids school board president David Tominsky said the school board is not considering changing their decision on a contract for school resource officers after the mayor offered for the city to fund an additional two officers for middle schools.
As a vote approaches on the school district’s school resource officer agreement with the Cedar Rapids police, the school board agreed to prioritize convening community stakeholders to identify solutions addressing the root causes to behavioral issues in schools.
As some school board members question whether police in schools promote a safer learning environment, city officials are unanimous in their backing of school resource officers. The school board has a work session Wednesday to guide its impending vote on school resource officers.