County considering paying for JMCSS SROs in upcoming school year

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EAST JACKSON — Madison county commissioners are proposing picking up the cost of four school resource officers currently paid by the city of Jackson. The city cut SRO funding on next year’s budget to pay the Jackson-Madison County School System millions of dollars in back liquor taxes. The county will contract Jackson police officers until deputies are trained to take over. Madison County already pays for four SROs, bringing their total to eight. Officials say they plan to start the officers in the fall.

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