Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed another school safety bill into law.
It expands legislative action he and the legislature have taken since 2019 “to implement the recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission, while also making record investments in mental health and school safety,” he said.
It comes after he and the legislature allocated a record $140 million in the budget to mental health programs and $210 million for school safety, including school hardening grants and youth mental health awareness and assistance training.
“Every child needs a safe and secure learning environment,” DeSantis said when signing the bill.
The new law extends the sunset of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission and authorizes the state education commissioner to enforce school safety and security compliance.
“Extending the Commission’s work and requiring mental health and de-escalation training for safe-school officers will make a major difference in mitigating the risk of a future tragedy,” State Board of Education member Ryan Petty said.
Notably, the law authorizes safe school officers to make arrests on charter school property and requires all safe school officers to complete crisis intervention and training to improve knowledge and skills for response and to de-escalate incidents on school premises.
It also requires law enforcement officers to be present and involved in active assailant emergency drills, requires school boards to adopt family reunification plans in the event of an evacuation, and requires school districts to annually certify that at least 80% of school personnel have received mandatory youth mental health awareness training.Since 2019, the governor and legislature have increased funding for school safety and mental health issues.In 2019, a new law implemented the school safety recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission. DeSantis also issued an executive order requiring the Department of Education to communicate best […]
Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
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I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
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