Increased funding will protect our children

It always seemed as though schools where too accessible and vulnerable. Then the mass shooting in Parkland shattered our community and nation, changing all that.

There are at least 17 reasons — and thousands more — why tighter security measures are a must at institutions that educate our children.

When Broward County schools open for the 2019-2020 school year on Aug. 14, it may be purely coincidental that the first day of class happens to fall exactly 18 months following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but it’s an ideal time to put heightened security initiatives into place.

Much-needed funding will now make that happen at public and private schools.

It recently was reported that Broward County Public Schools is spending millions to increase security personnel at their schools.
The state is also allocating $2.5 million this year to secure at-risk nonpublic schools, which include Jewish institutions.
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