Bentonville Schools looking at ID requirement

Posted: March 6, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Bentonville School District administration building.

BENTONVILLE -- High school students will have to wear their identification badges and display them prominently at all times on school grounds under a new policy change proposed by School District administrators.

School resource officers

The Bentonville School District is proposing to add a school resource officer at the junior high level starting this fall, which will provide one officer for each of the district’s three junior high schools. Currently the three schools share two officers. The added officer is expected to cost the district about $60,000 per year, according to Dena Ross, chief operating officer.

The district provides three other resource officers — as well as the equivalent of 3.75 full-time, unarmed security officers at the high school level — for the two high schools.

Source: Staff report

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