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Leesburg Commission OKs plan to provide police officer at high school during summer classes

Leesburg commissioners agreed Monday night for the city’s police department to provide one school resource officer at Leesburg High School for the upcoming summer term.

The officer will serve at the school for five hours per school day from June 21 through July 22, with the exception of July 5-8. The Lake County School Board will reimburse the city at a rate of $41.10 per hour for the officer, which will be billed by the city before Aug. 1, according to the agreement.

The Leesburg Police Department typically provides two school resource officers at the high school during the regular school year. This agreement provides for the summer school extension of 80 hours over 19 days.

The agreement also calls for the school resource officer to interact with students and provide security at the school. The police department has the option to decide which officer will serve the school and both parties can end the agreement with a 30-day notice.

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