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Assembly recap: new grant program for schools to hire armed school safety officers

The state Assembly approved a measure authored by Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc, pictured) that would provide state grants to school districts to hire current and former law enforcement officers as armed school safety officers.  The state Department of Justice (DOJ) would administer the grants and only schools that contain students in grades 5 through 12 would be eligible to apply.

Under the measure, a school district may receive a grant for 3 consecutive years without having to submit a new application each year. In the first year, the grant shall cover 75% of the costs associated with employing armed school safety officers; in the 2nd year, the grant shall cover 50%; and in the 3rd year, 25%.  DOJ shall protect against liability a school district receiving grant moneys and an armed school safety officer employed using the grant moneys for any actions taken in good faith.  Continue reading Assembly recap: new grant program for schools to hire armed school safety officers

Several K-12 bills to be taken up in Assembly Feb. 20-21

The state Assembly is scheduled to be in session Tuesday, Feb. 20 through Thursday, Feb. 22.  A proposed calendar for Tuesday & Wednesday has been released including the following bills related to K-12 education:

Assembly Bill 215: Education about nutrition.

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