At a budget workshop Tuesday morning, the Sarasota County School District looked at where cuts can be made in order to afford the cost of new school resource officers that are now required by state law.

Deputy Superintendent Scott Lempe told ABC-7 the plan for now seems to be to essentially have the school district’s own police force rather than use county sheriffs as SRO’s.

He says that plan would save the district around $1.5M, but would still leave a shortfall of around a million dollars. That would likely mean cuts from everything to janitorial staff to bus routes.