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January 24, 2013

City, School officer agreement on Monday's board agenda


Knoxville —

        This Agreement Pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 28E Regarding the School Resource Officer Program (“Agreement”) is entered into this 28th day of January, 2013, by and between the City of Knoxville, Iowa, an Iowa municipal corporation organized and existing under the provisions of Iowa Code Chapter 364 (hereinafter referred to as the “City”), and the Knoxville Community School District, an Iowa school corporation organized and existing under the provisions of Iowa Code Chapter 274 (hereinafter referred to as the “School District”).
        WHEREAS, Iowa Code Chapter 28E authorizes public agencies such as the City and the School District to enter into an agreement for joint or cooperative action; and
        WHEREAS, the City has obtained a COPS Grant which will partially fund an additional police officer in the City for a period of three (3) years with a further requirement that the City retain that officer for an additional year after the end of the COPS Grant period; and
        WHEREAS, the City and the School District have discussed the possibility of the City placing a police officer in the School District as a School Resource Officer (“SRO”) during the period that the COPS Grant is in effect; and
        WHEREAS, the City and the School District have reached an agreement wherein the City and the School District will equally share the costs of the SRO placed in the School District which are not covered by the COPS Grant; and
        WHEREAS, the City and the School District have determined that such agreement will be to their mutual advantage and benefit and is otherwise in their best interests.
        NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual obligations of the parties hereto, each of them does hereby agree with the other as follows:
1.     Purpose and Scope of Agreement.  The purpose of this Agreement is to establish an SRO program between the City and the School District.

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