If successful, it would be the first time a K-8 school district in Burlington County has been guarded full-time by a non-law enforcement officer.
The Sarasota County Schools Police Department in Florida plans to hire at least 25 more school resource officers and supervisors for the 2019-2020 school year.
In addition to patrolling the halls, guards will cover crowded school areas like the cafeteria during meal times.
Clovis North High School may be testing security robots as soon as February.
The bill would create a new position of state school security marshal, which would function much like the state’s fire marshal and present a report about their findings and recommendations annually to the Kentucky Center for School Safety board.
John Hopkins University are escalating efforts to approve an independent police force on campus.
Susquehanna University has recently enacted a new policy that arms retired state troopers who serve on the school’s security force.
According to Lynch and the school board, participation in the program would be 100 percent voluntary, and volunteers would be vetted via an extensive process before being approved.
East Islip school officials said they will be implementing security changes beginning early next year, including the addition of armed security guards on campuses and the installation of new safety hardware.
According to board members, the primary function of the position is to prevent unauthorized entry into campus buildings.