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Resource officers to be added to all Henry County schools

HENRY COUNTY, VA – All Henry County schools will now have a School Resource Officer for the remainder of this academic year.

This is thanks to a collaborative effort with Henry County's government and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

Currently, there are SROs in all middle schools, high schools and at the Center for Community Learning.

A designated SRO rotates to each of the division’s nine elementary schools.

“Henry County Public Schools plans to use funds previously allocated for positions we have been unable to fill this year to support the effort to ensure SROs at each elementary school for the remainder of the 22-23 school year. We are grateful for Mr. Wagoner, Sheriff Perry and their teams and the collaborative planning that has been done to further provide safety, security and peace of mind for our school community as we continue to strive to make our schools excellent places to work and learn,” said division Superintendent Dr. Sandy Strayer.

The entities say they are collaborating to strengthen preparation for any potential event that might threaten the safety of students or staff by instituting SROs in all schools for years to come.

“I appreciate the collaboration with School Administration and the Sheriff’s Office to address a vital need in our community. SROs are much more than just police officers. They are mentors, educators, and role models for our young scholars,” said Dale Wagoner, County Administrator.

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