School violence is a topic that has bothered Town of Mukwonago Police Chief Tom Czarnecki for quite some time. It bothered him so much so that he put an officer in each of the two elementary schools in the town, Rolling Hills and Section, each week this past school year, even if to just walk through the schools, he said.
Seeing “dramatic benefits” from that test run, Czarnecki presented a proposal to the town board on June 3, of having officers in the schools all the time as police resource officers. However, the Town of Mukwonago has no funds available for hiring additional officers. To do so would require placing a referendum question on an upcoming election ballot, to see if town residents would agree to funding the proposal.
Referendum questions for the November ballot must be filed with the town clerk by Aug. 25, but time would be needed to form the question properly, Sgt. Eric Schmidt explained to board members at a special meeting on July 9.
The issue is set for discussion at a yet-to-be-determined special town board meeting in the next couple of weeks.
Read the entire story in Living Mukwonago Chief on July 16.