Included in the General Fund appropriation is $16,500,000 in fiscal year 2024-2025 and $18,000,000 in fiscal year 2025-2026 to the Kentucky Department of Education to assist local districts in funding salaries for school resource officers, as defined in KRS 158.441, on a reimbursement basis. The Kentucky Department of Education shall reimburse local school districts up to $20,000 for each campus employing at least one on-site full-time certified school resource officer. Notwithstanding KRS 45.229, any portion of General Fund not expended for this purpose shall lapse to the Budget Reserve Trust Fund Account (KRS 48.705). Mandated reports shall be submitted pursuant to Part III, 24. of this Act.
In order to meet the requirement outlined above, the Kentucky Department of Education needs to request districts that will seek reimbursement to complete the following survey information to determine funding amounts available to districts for each school campus employing at least one on-site full-time certified School Resource Officer (SRO).
"School campus" means all areas, including school buildings where instruction and school activities take place during the regular school day, and properties adjacent to the buildings, that are under the control of the school district and accessible to students during the school day, including the following:

(a) A single building located on real property owned or leased by a school district for instruction to students and school activities during the regular school day on a continuous basis, including extracurricular activities; or

(b) Two or more school buildings located on real property owned or leased by a school district to deliver instruction to students on a continuous basis or conduct extracurricular activities. (503 KAR 7.010)

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* How many school campuses are in the school district?

"School resource officer" or "SRO" means an officer whose primary job function is to work with youth at a school site as described in KRS 158.4414, who has specialized training to work with youth at a school site pursuant to KRS 158.4414, and who is:
(a) 1. A sworn law enforcement officer; 2. A special law enforcement officer appointed pursuant to KRS 61.902; or 3. A police officer appointed pursuant to KRS 158.471; and (b) Employed: 1. Through a contract between a local law enforcement agency and a school district; 2. Through a contract as secondary employment for an officer, as defined in KRS 16.010, between the Department of Kentucky State Police and a school district, or directly by a local board of education.

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* How many school campuses will have at least one on-site full-time certified School Resource Officer working on campus during the 2024-2025 school year?

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* Please provide the number of school campuses the district is planning to request reimbursement for that will be employing at least one on-site full-time certified School Resource Officer during the 2024-2025 school year.

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* Do you certify that the information above is correct?

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* Contact Name of Person Certifying the Submission

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* Role in the District

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* Email Address of Person Certifying the Submission

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