County Budget Committee Chairman Gary Hicks, Jr. asks a question as committee members Virgil Mallett, Robert Palmer and Fred Castle listen. Also pictured, Melissa Farmer and Alana Roberts of the county mayor's ofice.
ROGERSVILLE - Hawkins County Budget Committee members want to
know a little more about the county's finances before they agree to fund School Resource Officers
at all county schools. The Budget Committee voted Tuesday to reject a $300,000
budget amendment from the Hawkins County School System to fund the SRO positions for the remainder
of this school year. The amendment was "contingent upon the County's commitment" to fund the
positions in subsequent budgets. The amendment was to be considered at
Monday's meeting. The committee voted to delay consideration of the proposal and include it in
the 2013-14 budget preparation process. Because the meeting was held at
press time for the Midweek edition details will be in the Weekend edition.
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