A group sued a Jacksonville district for arming school safety assistants, but the district said it was just trying to meet standards set by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.
Starting in 2021, part-time employees will also be required to finish a course on student behavior, liability and more.
There are two essential components to effective school safety—security systems and police response.
The state superintendent says that the $11 million in funding will push South Carolina closer to its goal of having a school resource officer in every school.
Two school districts are enhancing its safety and security measures to prevent shootings and other threats.
A superintendent is not satisfied with the amount of time it would take the sheriff's office to reach the town's only campus. In his response, he wants to arm teachers.
District officials want the New Mexico state legislature to create a new fund for school security upgrades that does not have as many restrictions on which districts can access the money and how much is paid out.
At Clark Atlanta University, staff and students are still on edge after a shooter wounded four students, prompting the university to expand the number of hours its police officers work.
In a recent legislative session, Nevada lawmakers set aside close to $76 million to improve school safety through counseling support and physical infrastructure.
The plan was approved by the Sacramento school board last week after community members asked for more mental health resources and fewer police in schools.