House Republican leaders on Tuesday unveiled a $5 million plan for security upgrades at elementary and secondary schools across Kansas.
Backed by his legislative leadership team, House Speaker Ron Ryckman announced a plan calling for the Education Department to work with other state agencies to develop guidelines for securing public schools.
Ryckman said the proposal was an attempt to get buy-in from a broad coalition of lawmakers for an initiative that could be enacted immediately.
“The purpose of this bill is to provide secure infrastructure and training,” Ryckman said. “That’s what we’re united on, that’s something . . .