(Congressman Tom Reed, with Hornell School Superintendent Doug Wyant, C.G. School Board President Mike Nisbet and C.G. Superintendent Jeremy Palotti and Sheriff Dave Cole, standing behind them).
(Congressman Reed, Superintendent Doug Wyant, and Canisteo-Greenwood School Superintendent Jeremy Palotti in the background.)
October 9, 2014
HORNELL, NY – Congressman Tom Reed (R, Corning) was at Hornell High School on Thursday afternoon, to announce that he and Congressman Mike McIntyre (D, NC) are co-sponsoring a bill that will allocate 30 million dollars towards funding the School resource officers in schools across the country.
Congressman Reed said that that the school resource officer is something that works, it allows the students and the community get to know law enforcement officers by interacting with them on a daily basis”. Reed went on to say that it also allows a level of protection to make sure that the students have an environment that is safe to learn, and get their education. Reed also noted that the protect your schools and communities act, has broad bi-partisan support, and he hopes it will make it to the finish line.
Hornell School Superintendent Doug Wyant spoke about how grants for the school resource officer program are currently provided by the City of Hornell and Steuben County government. However, Wyant noted that that grant money from the city and county may not always be there in the future, and the Hornell School Superintendent expressed his appreciation for Reed’s legislation.