Board of Douglas County Commissioners Approves $13 Million for School Security Efforts
After a school shooting took place in Douglas County School District earlier this month, the county commissioners approved a $13 million budget to improve school security, according to a news report.
The proposed budget was of $10 million, but on Tuesday, the county commissioners approved a total of $13,331,250.
The +$13 million will be split in three ways:
- $10 million will function as a one-time security technology funding at entry ways of schools, such as metal detectors to prevent security breaches, and for mental health services.
- $331,250 for funding of mental health services and community response teams that will help families find resources for mental health and substance abuse.
- Three million dollars will fund half the cost of hiring a school resources officer for each Douglas County school.