Killeen ISD board approves hiring more police officers

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The Killeen Independent School District school board has approved a plan to hire three additional police officers to continue to improve safety and security at schools.

The three new officers will boost the size of the district’s police force by 17 percent from its current level of 18 officers.

One of the officers will be stationed at Shoemaker High School so all four of KISD’s traditional high schools will have three full-time officers on campus. One of the new officers will be stationed fulltime at the Gateway alternative school complex, and the other new officer will rotate around schools, increasing the visible police presence throughout the district.

The school board also approved the superintendent’s recommendation for a major new commitment to improving the district’s Dyslexia education program. The district will hire 20 new teachers and Dyslexia assessors to improve the program.

The move to hire new Dyslexia teachers and assessors is designed to allow the district to diagnose students who are dyslexic and provide learning support for them faster.

Source: Killeen Independent School District

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