Hogan administration hopes to bolster school safety with new legislation

The Hogan administration is taking another step in an attempt to keep local school children safe.  The Governor's Safe Schools Act has been introduced to the General Assembly.  The legislation is designed to provide additional funding that can make a real difference in safety for public schools.

The proposal calls for $50 million a year to be allocated in new school safety grants.  These funds will be used to bolster safety, with investments in school resource officers, additional school counselors and new safety technology.

Wicomico County Public Schools tell us they are excited for the act, and they tell 47 ABC that it will help with school safety.

"We as a state have to create positive outcomes in our schools, and I believe that the Hogan administration is doing a good job of bringing this issue forward," says District 37B Delegate Chris Adams.

Hogan also hopes to have school systems conduct mandatory safety assessments each year.  The goal for those assessments is to have more specific emergency plans in an attempt for more school safety consistency across the state.

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