Gov. Scott Walker
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Governor Walker Signs $100 Million School Safety Plan into Law

"Our $100 million School Safety Plan will help ensure that every student, parent, and teacher feels safe at school."

By - Mar 26th, 2018 09:07 am

MADISON – Governor Walker signed AB 843 into law today at Victor Haen Elementary School in Kaukauna. The bill includes Governor Walker’s $100 million School Safety Plan, which creates a grant program for school districts to enhance school safety resources. Every Wisconsin school is eligible for the grant program.

“Our $100 million School Safety Plan will help ensure that every student, parent, and teacher feels safe at school,” said Governor Walker. “This bill provides important grant funding that will allow districts to invest in safety measures that will help protect against all threats. This will help protect our students and their future.”

Governor Walker’s School Safety Plan:

  • Creates an Office of School Safety within the Wisconsin Department of Justice to work with law enforcement and schools to establish best practices for school safety and provide training opportunities and other relevant resources to schools.
  • Provides $100 million to fund a new grant program for security upgrades to school buildings and other eligible costs.
  • Mandates reporting for any threats of school violence.
  • Allows grant funding to implement Trauma-Informed Care and Adverse Childhood Experiences in Schools.
  • Strengthens school safety plan requirements by requiring all schools to consult with local law enforcement and conduct on-site assessments of all pupil occupied areas.

Assembly Bill 843 – This bill creates the Office of School Safety within the Department of Justice. Responsibilities for the office include implementing a $100 million grant program for school safety, maintaining blueprints and school safety plans for all schools, and developing model practices of school safety. Additionally, the bill requires mandatory reporting of threats of school violence for certain professions and the integration of trauma-informed care training for school staff. Requirements for school safety plans are strengthened, including adding consultations and site-assessments with local law enforcement.

Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) authored the substitute amendment which embodied Governor Walker’s School Safety Plan. The bill passed the Senate on a vote of 28-4 and was concurred in the Assembly on a vote of 78-8. It is Act 143. For additional details about the bill please see attached.

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5 thoughts on “Governor Walker Signs $100 Million School Safety Plan into Law”

  1. Terry says:

    Career Politician Scott Walker hates freedom. He hates democracy, personal liberty and responsibilty as well but one thing he really really loves is the 3.5 million dollars he took from the NRA gun lobby.

    Dump Walker 2018

  2. Tom says:

    Republicans really do love their guns more than their children.

  3. Old Man Yells at Cloud says:

    Obviously Walker is in the NRA’s pocket. Still not a single mention of guns or firearms in the statements regarding this school safety plan that only exists because of the backlash to gun violence.

  4. WashCoRepub says:

    Thank you, Governor Walker, for shepherding this large investment in school and children’s safety and taking such a personal interest in the legislation. Common-sense, smart, and responsible.

  5. Terry says:

    @WashCoRepug, lick, lick, slurp, slurp…keep on licking boots and slurping up lies like the good little sycophantic, obsequious, Big Government mooching, Nanny State boot licking, Trump Toady republican you are!

    Dump Walker in November 2018!

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