How Tampa Bay Area School Districts Are Enhancing Security

posted by Ryan Gorman -

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Local school districts are trying to find ways to fund the increases in school security mandated by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.
  • Districts in the Tampa Bay area are focused on making sure there's a school resource officer in every school, as opposed to using the Guardian Program (armed school personnel) as the first line of defense.
  • Major gaps in funding in the millions of dollars are issues in both Pinellas County and Hillsborough County, with local leaders scrambling to find ways to pay for the increased security measures.

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Pinellas County Lacks Funding For School Resource Officers
Pinellas County Lacks Funding For School Resource Officers
Ryan Gorman spoke with Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri about the $12 million hole in funding for SRO's.

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