“This is a great partnership with the Board of Education and the Mechanicsburg Police Department,” Maruniak said. “This will hopefully be a positive influence for our kids.”
Standard disciplinary issues, such as tardiness and suspensions, will still be handled by the district’s disciplinary staff, Maruniak said.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring this level of support to the students and staff of Mechanicsburg,” Prohaska said.
The police department supplied a one-year grant to help fund Black, and the board of education approved $15,000 per year to pay the difference.
“In the event that funds are not renewable, we plan to seek local funds via foundations, grants, and other resources to continue this program in the district,” Prohaska said.