FNB Makes $50,000 Investment to Marshall County School Resource Officers
With the recent change in how school resource officers (SRO) are funded in Marshall County, FNB Bank felt it was important to assist the school system with maintaining a high safety standard. FNB is proud to help fund an indispensable program that helps protect the safety of students, teachers, staff, and beyond. FNB is pledging to donate $50,000 over a three-year term to help fund the School Resource Officers at Marshall County Schools. The initial donation consisted of $25,000 in 2021 to help give the program a boost in funding. FNB will continue to pay the school system an additional $15,000 in 2022 and $10,000 in 2023 to help sustain the program, as the sheriff’s office and school system continue to seek additional funding resources for the program.
“FNB Bank applauds the Marshall County School District for funding a School Resource Officer in each of their nine schools,” stated Trent Lovett, FNB Business Banking Officer. “With this donation spread over the next three years we are committed to help offset some of the cost and allow the MCSD to utilize funds that are normally set aside for SROs for educational purposes for Marshall County students. We could think of no better cause for a donation than the safety of our students. FNB Bank looks forward to a long-standing partnership with the Marshall County School District.”
The school system currently has 11 resource officers who are sworn sheriff’s deputies, who are paid in part by the sheriff’s department. When the SROs are working on a school campus, the school district pays for their service. FNB’s three-year commitment will assist the school system with funding to provide the level of SRO support necessary to maintain the high level of security needed for the schools.
FNB Bank, founded in 1875, is one of the oldest banks in the state of Kentucky with assets exceeding 650 million. FNB ranks among the highest in the nation in the area of safety and soundness. FNB is a 2021 and 2022 ‘Best Places to Work in Kentucky’ Small Business Category Award Winner. The bank currently has nine locations located in Graves, McCracken, Calloway and Trigg County, with another office coming soon in 2022 in Marshall County. FNB is member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.