LA MARQUE — As the beginning of the school year approaches, the La Marque school district is getting its security options in place.
Trustees are set to sign a contract with a private security firm Monday and vote on a contract with a county constable to provide security for extracurricular activities.
Earlier this month, trustees agreed to direct school board President Nakisha Paul and the district’s attorneys to work out the details of a contract with Executive Threat Solutions, a Houston-based company that employs off-duty law enforcement officers.
School district spokeswoman Thomas Allen said officials would meet Monday to sign the $162,000 contract.
At a special meeting 7 p.m. Monday, trustees will vote on a contract worth about $20,000 with Constable Derrick Rose. The constable’s office would provide security at extracurricular events such as football games and school board meetings for the 2012-13 school year, Allen said.
“Executive Threat Solutions will provide (security) during the day, and Constable Rose’s office will provide it after school,” she said.
The district dismantled its police department this summer in an effort to cut costs and comply with a state-ordered financial solvency plan.
The police department and its 11 employees were budgeted about $315,830 for the 2012-13 school year.
At a glance
WHAT: La Marque school district special meeting.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday
WHERE: La Marque Administration Building, 1727 Bayou Road, in La Marque
Contact reporter Christopher Smith Gonzalez at 409-683-5314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.