The San Diego Unified School district is considering making cuts to its security operations.
The school district has 46 sworn police officers. Another 20 community service officers also work in the schools. School security costs the district a total of about $5 million a year. The school police have 24/7 service and use surveillance cameras to monitor trouble spots and to keep thieves from stealing pricey computers and vandalizing school property.
San Diego Unified Superintendent Bill Kowba said with a looming deficit of more than $141 million, the district must consider cutting school police.
A final decision will come next spring.