Challenge issued: Save SRO program

To the editor:

My name is Jonah Stump and I am a third-grader at Westwood Elementary. I am president of the Westwood K-Kids this school year. Westwood K-Kids is a wonderful service club sponsored by the Wellington Kiwanis. It is made up of 70 Westwood first-, second-, and third-graders.

We are very concerned because the school resource officer program we have now in our schools is going to stop because of lack of money. Our Wellington students need this program. It makes us feel safe to know we have a policeman looking out for us. K-Kids would like to help save the program as much as we can. Our Westwood K-Kids would like to donate $500 from our treasury to our school’s SRO program.

As president of Westwood K-Kids, I challenge the entire Wellington community to keep this program going for the safety of our Wellington students. Together we can make a great difference.

Jonah Stump