We want to clarify a point in a recent editorial about the lack of a police officer at New Albany Elementary School. We said the “Board of Aldermen has failed for years to budget for a school resource officer” at the school.
Mayor Tim Kent points out that the board had not been asked by the school district in recent years to help pay for providing an officer.
For the current school year, Superintendent Jackie Ford has asked for the city to pay half the salary and pay benefit costs for an officer at the school.
We think the board should do that effective immediately.