As of Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DECATUR (AP) -- School resource officers in DeKalb County are opposing proposed cuts to their positions, saying that could put students' safety in jeopardy.
Officer William Davidson, who works at Stone Mountain High School, spoke out against the idea at a public meeting Wednesday night in Stone Mountain. He said they are working with a "bare minimum" of officers now, and eliminating more positions is not wise.
School board members have been trying to fill a $73 million budget gap. The board has been considering several options, including a property tax increase, two teacher furlough days, the elimination of 140 central office positions, and increasing class size by one student.
A final decision on the budget is expected in June.