Republican Initiative To Secure Our Tennessee Schools Becomes Law

Republican lawmakers passed an initiative this year that will help secure our Tennessee schools and provide additional safety resources to protect Tennessee’s future leaders.

The initiative proposes a $30 million investment for the school safety grant fund and additional changes to existing law to prioritize the distribution of these grants to help secure school resource officers and other safety measures.

Total funding for school resources officers and additional safety measures for FY 2019-2020 is $40 million. Approximately $10 million of this funding total was allocated last year, while $30 million is new money as part of the approved budget.

The safety and security of our children and teachers is a top priority for House Republicans, and this funding will ensure they have the resources needed to better protect our schools.