They're not surviving on local taxes alone but that makes the situation worse instead of better.
That means that the state would have to be funding the program. A state that's already bordering on bankruptcy, already has some of the highest unemployment in the nation and nearly the highest property and school taxes.
My numbers are also extremely conservative. I've posted a similar response in another thread with researched numbers for State Police officers, which is the only realistic way that rural schools are going to get officers, and the average salary is over $100k. I even used $60k as an example in that thread and it's still very conservative. Even so, $60k makes it more than twice as bad. Reality would be worse yet.
It's completely unrealistic.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.