Kansas House approves $5 million school security program


The Kansas House on Wednesday approved a $5 million plan for security upgrades at elementary and secondary schools across Kansas.

The bill requires the state Board of Education to develop standards for securing schools statewide in consultation with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the state health department, the state fire marshal and the adjutant general. The vote was 119-5.

Backed by Republican House leadership, the bill would appropriate $5 million for security grants that would go to school districts statewide. Districts would have to match the state . . .


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