489 Virginia-area schools in 102 school divisions will share $12 million in security grant funding from the state's department of education. The grants will include monies for video monitoring systems, voice and video internal communications systems, school bus interior cameras, mass notification systems, visitor-identification systems, access control systems, two-way radios, security vestibules and other security upgrades.
NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill joined local politicians and school officials earlier this month to demand that state legislators push through a bill to add hundreds of additional surveillance cameras on streets in school zones.
The Broward League of Cities' task force on school security released a 93-page report with 100 suggestions this week, including increasing school hardening, reformed discipline policies and access to mental health resources.
Governor Chris Sununu will boost New Hampshire’s campaign to improve security in public schools by another $10 million, bringing total school security spending to nearly $30 million over the past year.