The Annville-Cleona School District is soliciting proposals from local police departments for a School Resource Officer.

The officer’s role would be to provide training to staff and students, to work with the assistant superintendent, to work on school safety efforts, and to coordinate safety plans with local and state authorities.

Annville-Cleona Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Potteiger said that the district is looking to expand the scope of security measures at their buildings.

“We currently work closely with South Annville Township and Annville Township Police Departments,” said Potteiger in an email to LebTown. “They have a satellite office in our secondary school and spend 1-2 days per week in our building currently.

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According to the district’s Request For Proposal, the contract would run from about October 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. The district is seeking one municipality to provide coverage to all of the district’s buildings, which sit across several municipalities.

The Request for Proposal also states the school board “will not be required to make an award entirely on the basis of the lowest proposal in dollars and reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and/or to modify the terms of the proposals to best serve the interests of the District.”

The due date for proposals is August 28 at 11am.

Once all the proposals are received and reviewed the tentative date for the awarding of the contract will be on September 16 at the school district’s board of directors meeting.

The proposals received by the district will not be opened publicly.

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