There are plans to ensure School Resource Officer coverage in Goldsboro city schools.
This week, the Wayne County Board of Education approved new memorandums of understanding with the Goldsboro Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office for SROs that will patrol schools within the City of Goldsboro.
WCPS Superintendent Dr. David Lewis says, bottomline, Goldsboro High will have the only Goldsboro P.D. School Resource Officer.
All other schools within the City of Goldsboro will have a “level of coverage” from a Wayne County Sheriff’s Office SRO.
The new MOUs take away the sheriff’s office responsibility for covering WCPS Central Services building while adding the city schools to the list for sheriff’s patrols.
Dr. Lewis says the district is reducing the money that would usually go the Goldsboro Police Department for the SROs, and that funding will now go to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office for their help.
Earlier this month, the Goldsboro Police Department informed the district it would cut its number of SROs from three down to one due to staffing shortages.
That one GPD School Resource Officer will cover Goldsboro High School.