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June 13, 2018 - 11:00 PM

District to hire security officers

GARNETT —  The USD 365 school board voted to hire armed security officers for district facilities in the wake of recent school shootings nationwide, The Anderson County Review reported. Board members haven’t yet decided if they’ll use a contractor for the service or start their own police agency in-house. They estimated it could cost about $80,000, the equivalent of 1 mill per year in additional budget funding to staff the district’s own officer. Hiring an officer through the Garnett Police Department could cost about $60,000 annually.

Homeless shelter donations drop

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