A tax proposal in Logan County would help Mt. Pulaski Schools provide a school resource officer for improved student safety and a counselor to address mental and emotional health.
Superintendent Fred Lamkey indicates the Logan County Sheriff's Department is working with Mt. Pulaski Schools and others in Logan County to amend their sales tax language so those funds can be directed to a shared school resource officer as well as mental and emotional health staff.
According to Lamkey, a school resource officer would be a very valuable addition to their campus from helping staff in any matters they may be required to simply be a presence for security.
The mental and emotional tolls of COVID are beginning to become much more evident among youth and Lamkey indicates in Mt. Pulaski, they've been waiting for those repercussions to show up but thankfully they have not. However, he says a counselor to be there when they do arise is going to be necessary.
Logan County residents will take this up in the April election. Lamkey thanks the leaders of the Hartsburg-Emden district for taking the lead on this initiative and he looks forward to the educational efforts they will embark on in the months ahead.