A Springfield School Board member says that a measure to scrap a contract with Springfield Police is a cost savings measure and will not disrupt student and staff safety.
Springfield Budget Director Bill McCarty revealed that District 186 will not be renewing a nearly quarter-of-a-million dollar school resource officer contract.
School Board member Scott McFarland says instead the district will enter into contracts with off-duty officers.
That is expected to save the district $180,000.
McFarland says its part of the efforts of the district to shore up a lack of funding from the state to the tune of $5 million.