School board pres­i­dent re­cuses her­self from re­source of­fi­cer talks

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS -

The Grand Is­land schools have been with­out a school re­source of­fi­cer since 2013, when an of­fi­cer pro­vided by State Po­lice was dis­con­tin­ued.

Trooper Chris Pyc, whose wife, Lisa, is the school board pres­i­dent, was the last SRO for the district and served for many years in the po­si­tion. The school district wants to re-in­sti­tute that po­si­tion and is talk­ing about fund­ing the town-em­ployed job, us­ing a $45,000 state grant.

On Mon­day, Lisa Pyc re­cused her­self from ex­ec­u­tive ses­sions due to a con­flict of in­ter­est. She said ear­lier that she was not in­volved in the cre­at­ing the po­si­tion. Su­per­in­ten­dent Brian Gra­ham said he would like to cre­ate a full-time po­si­tion filled by a re­tired of­fi­cer, to avoid pay­ing ben­e­fits.Cur­rently all 25 Grand Is­land of­fi­cers are part-time.

– Nancy A. Fis­cher

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