CONGRESS NEEDS TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE FUNDING FOR SCHOOL SECURITY NOW!
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In Fiscal Year 2018, Congress allocated $7.6 billion to fund TSA to provide security at approximately 450 airports throughout the US.
In Fiscal Year 2018, Congress allocated NO MONEY to fund security for our nation’s 133,000 (K-12) public and private schools.
Now, a month after the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting, the House of Representatives passed a bill authorizing a token $50 million per year, to fund school security grants for 133,000 schools. The US Senate continues to do nothing.
If you do the math, you will realize how little money ($376.00 per school) is to be allocated for school security initiatives by the House Bill (Stop School Violence Act).
It is inconceivable that Congress did authorize spending $7.6 billion dollars per year to protect 450 airports, and yet they will only consider allocating $50 million per year to protect our children at 133,000 schools, which they must attend 180 days per year.
IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
It is time that all students, family members, educators, and really any concerned citizen tell their Congressmen and Senators that they want meaningful legislation passed to provide ADEQUATE FUNDS for School Security Initiatives NOW.
We know that See Something/Say Something did not work in Florida, so now is the time to fund school security initiatives. We must harden the schools through security initiatives and provide training to teachers on identifying potential school shooters and crisis management.
We want members of Congress to show they care about our children by providing ADEQUATE FUNDS for School Security Initiatives NOW.
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