3 Dozens of Duval county school security guards could soon be out of a job. They are the same guards .. who just started working at the schools LAST YEAR. The school district is considering cutting 65 positions to save money. The proposal would reduce the number of security guards from 243 to 178. Right now the county also has 53 school resource officers. Those positions would not be affected. Channel 4's Kumasi Aaron spoke with Superintendent Vitti about what's behind this proposed cut .. and what it will mean for your child's school .. Kumasi? 3 3 3 00-05 1'15-1'20Laverne Millan is picking up her grandson from Parkwood Heights Elementary, the school her other grandchild and four children also attended and a school she says overall is safe.LAVERNE MILLAN/GRAND PARENT 16:10:19-29 I like the way they put the fence up on the other side it makes you feel better because now no one can go through without because that gate stays locked all day. A security guard added last year only made her feel more secure, but now that guard could be gone next year.The district has proposed cutting 65 security guard positions, and will use data like school size, suspensions, violent incidents on campus and area crime rates to strategically place the 178 remaining security guards.DR. NIKOLAI VITTI/DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT 160055-11 Going into next year we may see some middle schools and high schools with even more security guards than they had last year but it's likely elementary schools that have had very few incidents or neighborhoods where there's very little crime 09 those schools may not have a security guard.But school resource officers Vitti says, will be funded at the same level they were last year. Every K-8, middle and high school will have a full time police officer at the school and they will continue to go to elementary schools in the neighborhood throughout the day as well.For Grandparent Debby's Raines its not enough. Debby Raines/Grandparent 170926-36 To me I believe they should do it I mean you know 24 7 the whole school not just dropping by no because anything can happen.Anything. And while that is a possibility, Vitti says the district has also put effort in to training and preparing faculty and staff for critical incidents.DR. NIKOLAI VITTI/DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT 16:02: 48-59 We have practiced code reds and code yellows. We've put in a safety plan now for a year and a half so I think schools are better prepared than they have been before and many of these schools previously did not have a security guard. 3 What about making some other cuts .... why security guards?Dr. Vitti says he believes parents want to see money used in the classroom He said many times districts will cut art programs music programs technology programs those type of programming in order to keep positions but he didn't want to do that with this budget.