Cameron ISD to add school resource officers, offer staff childcare
The Cameron ISD Board of Trustees took another step towards better protecting it students and staff this month by approving the hiring of two additional school resource officers.
This move will place a school resource officer on all three district campuses.
“I have been working with the Sheriff’s Office in the wake of what happened in Uvalde,” CISD Superintendent Kevin Sprinkles said. “We decided to place a SRO at every campus.”
Sprinkles said this move will help with the safety and security of the district’s students and staff and he hopes that it also helps the students to have a positive relationship with law enforcement in our community. The officers will also help with the newly state-mandated door sweeps to make sure all outside doors are locked at all times.
The board discussed several options during its June meeting about school safety following the school shooting in Uvalde including additional officers and a program that would allow licensed staff to carry on campus. They directed Sprinkles to look into the additional officers and will continue to discuss other options for safety.
The district also participated in the MCSO’s active shooter training at the Ben Milam campus earlier this month.
Milam County Commissioners court approved the interlocal agreement with Cameron ISD to provide the additional officers during their meeting July 25.
The CISD board also approved the creation of a childcare program for staff during the meeting along with hearing several reports including Assistant Superintendent Mistie Dakroub on preliminary STAAR data.
The board voted to create a district childcare program director to begin offering staff childcare at the Ben Milam campus for their non-school-aged children beginning this school year. Sprinkles said he is hoping this offering will help with teacher recruitment in the future.