School Superintendents Hoping for Passage of School Safety Bill

School Superintendents from across New York State are remaining hopeful, as the senate passes a comprehensive school safety package.The first part of the package includes creating a school resource officers education aid program.Districts would be authorized to receive state funding to hire current or retired members of law enforcement.Another part includes the security hardware aid program, providing schools with funding for new technology to make their buildings safer.Finally, the package creates a new mental health services coordinator aid program, which would provide districts with $50,000 in state funding.Superintendents said while the package may be bold, it’s needed now more than ever.The senate-passed school safety package will now be sent to the assembly.