• 63°
franklin county times

RB council reaffirms SRO for school

During its regular meeting Sept. 8, the Red Bay City Council discussed and approved the submission of a revised Memorandum of Understanding to Superintendent Greg Hamilton and the Franklin County Board of Education for the school resource officer at Red Bay.

Red Bay Mayor Charlene Fancher noted an SRO is already employed in this position. “We’ve had a Memorandum of Understanding in place since, I believe, 2018,” she added. “It’s now time that we submit this Memorandum of Understanding to the Board of Education as to the specifics of that officer being on campus.”

Fancher said having an SRO has helped with teachers, students and other staff have a better feeling of safety, adding the city’s “very proud” to be able to have the SRO for the school system.

The resolution reaffirms the council’s commitment “to provide a safer learning environment” for students and faculty, explaining the mayor and city council have agreed to employ “a properly trained School Resource Officer who will be employed by the City of Red Bay.”

It specifies the Franklin County Board of Education will pay the cost of security training for said SRO, “who will be exclusively assigned to the Red Bay school system,” noting the SRO “shall be required to complete and maintain proper training for said position.”

The SRO is responsible for maintaining his or her law enforcement officer credentials in good standing and annually completing and passing the firearms requalification required of all law enforcement officers.

According to the resolution, the City of Red Bay is responsible for overseeing and ensuring compliance with the above stated conditions.

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Cody Bragwell

Franklin County

42nd annual Miss RHS pageant names winners 

News

Miss RHS pageant takes place Friday

Franklin County

Political announcement: David Hester speaks about run for reelection as county commissioner

Franklin County

BTCPA auditions for final production of season take place March 3-4 

Franklin County

RCS holds annual Black History Month program 

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: American Legion Posts 64 and 120 – ‘Veterans Strengthening America’

Franklin County

RHS graduate crowned Miss Northwest Shoals

Franklin County

RHS graduate crowned Miss UNA

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: In memoriam – Monuments honor the fallen of Franklin

High School Sports

RHS senior chosen as Bryant-Jordan Region 8 Scholar winner

High School Sports

Russellville High School ladies soccer team members participate in annual Night to Shine

News

Russellville High School Scholars Bowl team qualifies for state tournament

News

Vina kindergarteners connect with lots of other classes

News

PCHS JAG student places in district conference

Features

Wedding Spotlight: Layne and Frank Edwards

Franklin County

RHS senior competes at state DYW competition

News

Extension, 4-H present free resume workshop

Franklin County

Franklin County has lots to love

High School Sports

Russellville High School honors alum Luther Tiggs with special night of basketball

News

BTCPA announces second production of season

News

RMS holds annual state assessment celebration

Franklin County

Red Bay welcomes new city attorney

Franklin County

Attempted traffic stop leads to high-speed vehicle pursuit, wreck 

x