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Desert Sands renews law enforcement contracts for La Quinta schools

The Desert Sands Unified University District Board of Instruction voted unanimously to renew its contract by way of the 2024-2025 faculty 12 months with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Section for two deputies to patrol and present expert services at the next campuses in La Quinta: La Quinta Substantial, Summit High, Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle and La Quinta Middle.

The district and the Metropolis of La Quinta will just about every fork out for 50% of the price tag of the two deputies — an believed sum of $578,500 billed to just about every company around the three-calendar year deal.

The agreement with the sheriff’s section and the memorandum of knowledge with the City of La Quinta had been approved by the Board on the consent calendar, a group of steps voted on alongside one another generally with out dialogue.

The deputies, referred to as school source officers, act as legislation enforcement officers on faculty campuses. Their responsibilities could also contain counseling of pupils and mom and dad and serving as liaisons among college staff and the university attendance overview board, the probation office and other law enforcement officers.