Despite major cutbacks throughout the state’s education system, $25 million has been set aside for school security improvements.
The improvements planned include installing reinforced doors and shatter resistant glass. They are aimed to improving the protection of the students and faculty in the event of an attack, however, nothing was mentioned about awareness training for staff or the community. Our hopes are that some consideration will be or has been placed on ensuring faculty is well aware of what indicators look like and how to respond to them. Either way, while we wish budget cutbacks did not impact our education system, kudos to the state for prioritizing the safety of their students.