There’s been another stumbling block in the Sarasota County School District’s plan for having their own police department.

Curt Lavarello, the executive director of the School Safety Advocacy Council, told the Herald-Tribune over the weekend ” I don’t like the direction that this is heading.”

Lavarello had been in talks with the district to create a police force, but pulled out, saying he doesn’t think Sarasota County Schools’ plan “is on the path to success.”

The paper reports he proposed a $48,000 project that would include helping the district develop an organizational structure for the police department, developing command protocol, determining required equipment and establishing training requirements. That was shot down by the district’s chief operating officer, Scott Lempe, who said that seemed “like a lot of money for not a lot of deliverables.”