The new state budget signed into law dedicates $300,000 to address school safety demands within Missouri’s K-12 public districts. Details are still being worked out about the best way the funds will be distributed, according to Melissa Randol with the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) She tells Missourinet the state has taken a positive step to help ensure that no child is harmed at school.
“Our schools are the safest place in our community in Missouri and actually throughout our country,” Randol says. “We maintain that and we’re proud of that but we need to continue to make sure we can have these environments that are safe for our children. One child being injured, harmed or God forbid killed is intolerable.”