School Resource Officers have come to mean much more than the presence of safety. The SROs often become crucial and participating parts of the school community, frequently becoming friends to the staff and students.
Orange County Schools took time Monday to honor the system’s 19 SROs, and say thanks for their efforts at the facilities at which they work. The SROs were treated to a hot lunch prepared by members of the Future Farmers of America. Desserts were made and donated by the agriculture staff at Orange and Cedar Ridge high schools.
The SROs were presented with cards of appreciation that were made by students. During the opening of the lunch, Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood was presented with a wood cutting board that was made by students at Cedar Ridge High School.
Orange County Schools Superintendent Dr. Monique Felder attended the lunch, as did Orange County Board of Education members Will Atherton and Brenda Stephens.
The Orange County Farm Bureau funded the event.