School safety, construction bill passes in state Senate

From The Columbia Basin Herald

 OLYMPIA – The state Senate’s passing of a $475 million school-construction bill Monday includes $10 million for school-security improvements in Washington’s public schools.

The bill will also support school-security measures, including a bill to install silent panic-alarm systems in schools to improve law enforcement response time. Newly constructed schools or schools that undergo an extensive remodel would have an “optimal level of security” incorporated, including security cameras and electric door locks.

Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, said bond sales of $475 million can be transferred to the state school-construction account as soon as the measure is passed by the House and signed by the governor.

“This goes to all three of our coalition’s top priorities,” Schoesler said of the measure.

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2013-02-14T23:18:19+00:00 February 14th, 2013|General|Comments Off on School safety, construction bill passes in state Senate

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