Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law a bill to improve safety in Maryland classrooms.
The Maryland Safe to Learn Act, also known as Senate Bill 1265, requires districts provide police coverage or a school resource officer to each high school.
It also includes key provisions from Hogan’s Safe Schools Act of 2018, including increased funding for the Maryland Center for School Safety, requirements for the standardized training and certification for all school resource offices, and requirements for each school system to develop behavioral assessment teams to identify and provide interventions for students who may pose a threat to safety, reported Fox Baltimore.
“No mom or dad should ever have to worry when they send their kids off to school in the morning whether or not their son or daughter is going to come home safely,” Hogan said at the signing ceremony. “Thank you to everybody who helped make this legislation happen.”