It’s uncertain whether Lynnwood High School will keep its school resource officer, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputy Rebecca Lewis.
Last week the school board favored retaining the position in principle, but there’s a question of how much they should have to pay for it.
At issue is response time for 911 calls. At other schools, located in cities, the response time in minutes is in the low single digits. But at Lynnwood High in unincorporated Snohomish County, the response can be as long as 20 minutes.
Board President Susan Paine expressed the strong opinion that the Edmonds School District should not have to bear the expense of an unacceptably long emergency response time.
In addition to serving as the school resource officer, Lewis teaches a Law and Justice class and volunteers with the girls basketball team.