A vote to hire three-additional reserve police officers onto the Benton Harbor Area Schools security team has been postponed. The proposal has drawn some criticism from the community, four-people, including City Commissioner Mary Alice Adams, spoke out against it at the board's special meeting Tuesday. She says the thought of cops in schools doesn't sit well with her or some of her constituents. A special committee meeting for further discussion is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. The district already has four-reserve cops on staff, Superintendent Dr. Leonard Seawood is suggesting to get rid of some full time guards and hire the extra reserve officers, he says it would save the district $136,000 a year. A town hall meeting is planned for next Thursday at the High School to let the community discuss this and other district matters.
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