Skip to comments.Hillsborough County School Board to vote on armed security for elementary students
Posted on 01/12/2013 4:51:12 AM PST by IbJensen
TAMPA - "They didn't know how it would affect them when they came back to school," said mom Sheri Bryant.
Stand in the hallway at Oak Grove Elementary School in Tampa and picture yourself as a 9-year old, a 4th grader, after what happened in Newtown, Connecticut.
"He looked forward to coming to school and I want to make sure this stays a safe environment for him to come to and that he always feels safe. Every kid should feel safe in school," she continued.
The extra security would cost $2 million, which will come from the district's contingency fund.
But the next year, costs would go up to nearly $4 million, including the officer's equipment and that money would have to come from the regular school year budget.
"At this time, there is not additional funding from Washington and Tallahassee, although there may be. At this time, our projection is that we'll be funding the program," said Superintendent Mary Ellen Elia.
You can count on the security issue being a hot topic this Spring in Tallahassee. The superintendent says she's already reaching out to lawmakers -- both state and federal -- to keep schools safe for the kids who walk them.
"The security of our kids has to be our top priority. Having them in a safe environment has to be our top priority and if that means at some point we're going to have to pay an additional penny on the dollar somewhere then we still have to look at that," said Bryan.
The School Board will take up the issue on Tuesday and the public is invited to comment.
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Support the action of THIS school board!
If the teacher/union/governmnet's intentions are different from the parent's, think about how this could go wrong.
I live in Hillsborough county....what is your address so I can send you my additional property tax bill next year since you think 4 million extra a year to protect 90 % of the schools that don’t need it....is a good stewardship of my tax dollars...
Thank you in advance...
———Stand in the hallway at Oak Grove Elementary School in Tampa and picture yourself as a 9-year old, a 4th grader, after what happened in Newtown, Connecticut.-———
As a parent that had six kids at one time that were nine years olds...they would have seen and heard as little of this event as possible.
Preserve their innocents as long as possible ...
But instead scare the crap out of them....
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