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Michael DiVittorio
Plum School District.

Plum School District’s resource officer program received a financial boost for the next two years through a state Department of Education grant.

The district was awarded $60,000 this year and $30,000 in 2018-19 to fund a school resource officer.

“Even with the financial constraints, safety will remain a priority for the district through its safety and supportive schools committee,” said school board Vice President Vicky Roessler, chair of the committee.

The resource officer, provided by police, costs about $155,000 a year, Borough Manager Michael Thomas said. That cost is split between the borough and district.

The district had two officers a few years ago, but the program was reduced to one to save money.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2367 or [email protected], or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

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