Rowan-Salisbury Schools Consider School Resource Manager contracts – Salisbury Post


SALISBURY – The Rowan-Salisbury Schools School Board will review details of the new school resource manager agreements on Monday.

The meeting will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Wallace Educational Forum, 500 N Main St. If you cannot attend in person, the meeting can be viewed live on

The district contracts with local municipalities and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office to provide officers to serve each school. Agreements are a regular process before each school year.

RSS covers the cost of all resource agents. The biggest deal is with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office for $ 344,639. The district will pay Salisbury $ 211,409 for three officers, China Grove $ 137,690 for two officers, Landis $ 127,594 for two officers and Spencer $ 120,358 for two officers.

The agreement includes agent background checks to ensure they do not appear on any sex offender registries, thus meeting the training requirements that apply to all regular agents. The agreements also include provisions that SROs should be excluded from the application of disciplinary measures that do not involve violations of laws and should serve as positive role models.

In the other items of the agenda:

• The board will discuss athletic eligibility for students at Rowan County Early College. The district could allow students to participate in athletic activities at their home schools, but it has chosen not to do so in the past due to scheduling differences between Early College and other high schools as well as of the RCEC’s mission.

The 2022-2023 application for the Early College as part of the State High Schools Innovation Project is included in the agenda.

The recommendation on the agenda item is that the board “review the information and provide further guidance for administration”.

• The Board of Directors will be reviewing a two year rental agreement with Reaper’s Realm Wrestling Club. The club wants to use a small building on land the district owns in China Grove but does not use. The club offered to make improvements and repairs to the building in exchange for the first year rent on the property.

The board advised the administration to go ahead by negotiating a lease with the club at its previous meeting. The club, according to the deal, intends to pressure wash floors and walls, resolve any issues with the building, install a propane HVAC system with a licensed contractor, repair plumbing with a licensed plumber, burn the parking lot, paint and clean the building

• The board will discuss the return to school in August.

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