The Vigo County School Board will meet tonight and on the agenda is a proposal to help put special deputies in 10 rural, county schools. The proposal would require $135,000 from the school district and another $135,000 from the county. Sheriff Greg Ewing will present the proposal at the meeting, which starts at 6 p.m.
The recommendation is a response to the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy in Newtown, Conn.
Sheriff Ewing said that rural schools, particularly those in more remote locations, are at higher risk because law enforcement response time is longer. Superintendent Dan Tanoos says that it is something that the School Corporation can afford.