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City agrees to reduce number of police officers in schools

In about a year, the number of police officers assigned to Wichita schools has fallen from 22 to 11 to seven.

That’s the result of belt-tightening in city hall and the school district. City council members today approved the memorandum of understanding that reduces the number of school resource officers to seven — meaning police will only be in high schools. The move was on the consent agenda and passed without discussion.