Schools To Receive Funding For School Safety

By Wendy McNamara
Gov. Eric Holcomb at Mount Vernon High School recently signed into law legislation I authored making it easier for schools to receive funding for school safety.
From providing money to schools to update security to being prepared for active shooter scenarios, this new law is addressing the issue of school safety from all sides.Mental health is also a critical aspect of ensuring our schools are safe, and more schools will be able to apply for funding for mental health programs to connect at-risk students with help. Additionally, an active shooter drill will be administered once each semester so students and teachers are more prepared to secure and defend themselves.

Indiana is among the best states in the nation for strong school safety policies, but more work remains. As a school administrator, it is important to me to make sure that every effort is taken to protect our kids.