YORKVILLE – There’s about to be another school safety security officer in Yorkville School District 115.
The Yorkville School District 115 Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the hiring of Scott Brosi, the district’s second safe schools security supervisor, during the school board meeting on Monday, Dec. 16, at the Yorkville High School library. All board members were present for the meeting.
School board members also approved $34.50 per hour pay for Brosi.
School board president Lynn Burks said during the Monday meeting that Brosi and Joseph Grimaldi, who was also hired as a supervisor and officer during the Nov. 25 school board meeting, were “two really, really good choices” for the positions. She said the district is getting incredibly trained and specialized professionals in the two men.
“They know their stuff, absolutely,” Burks said.
School board secretary Ashley Rhea Shields was among several school board and district officials who agreed with Burks’s comments and expressed excitement about the hires.
“It’s going to make a big difference for these kids,” Shields said.
The update comes after school district officials discussed the possibility of adding more armed security personnel to help monitor school grounds within the district in August. The board approved the creation of two supervisory positions for the program to start and began interviewing candidates shortly thereafter.
Brosi, who is a Yorkville resident, is currently a police lieutenant at the Aurora Police Department, according to a news release from the school district. His 27 years of experience with the department included patrol, investigations, gang intelligence, drug enforcement and 18 years as a member of the department’s Special Response Team.
Brosi also worked in various supervisory roles within the department, including supervising school resource officers, and trained and instructed in rapid response and active shooter tactics, the release said.
Brosi earned his bachelor’s degree in law enforcement administration from Western Illinois University and attended the FBI National Academy, the release said. He also worked at and with the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration during his career, the release said.
Brosi’s start date in the district is set for Jan. 6, which will follow his retirement from the Aurora Police Department.
“I look forward to giving back to my community by providing a professional level of security for our most important investment – our children,” Brosi said in the news release.
School board members had said the goal was to have Grimaldi, who is also a Yorkville resident, start by early December. School officials also approved $34.50 per hour pay for Grimaldi.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to the staff, students and families of the school district that helped raise and educate my sons,” Grimaldi said in the news release.