The Vandalia-Butler City School District approved a contract to have five school safety officers. CONTRIBUTED.

Vandalia-Butler adds safety officers for each school building

Vandalia-Butler City School District will have a permanent school safety officer at each school, after the Vandalia-Butler School Board’s latest meeting.

The school board voted on a new contract with G2G Solutions to supply a total of five school safety officer, 40 hours a week with times that can transition within in the school day.

The officers will be provided by G2G Solutions with a $348,052 contract for the 2018-2019 school year, according to the contract. It will have an annual increase on each anniversary, which is the first of August.

“We are excited to have this contract approved and look forward to having safety officers in each of our buildings this school year,” said Vandalia-Butler Superintendent Robert O’Leary.

The district had some school resource officers in the past, but they were rotated among the schools.

The Vandalia-Butler School District is the home of Butler High School, Morton and Smith middle schools, and Demmitt and Helke elementary schools.

Visit the school board’s website or contact O’Leary at 937-415-6400.