ISSUE: The safety and security of children is of primary importance to parents and educators. After the tragic events at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, security is more important than ever for all students in nonpublic schools.
IN THE LEGISLATURE: Two bills are before the state legislature. A4597 is in the State Assembly and S3080 is in the State Senate. Both bills have the same purpose, which is increasing the current security aid from the current $75. To $150. per K-12 student.
Our Position: Security aid for our students is underfunded. Risk to all students is real, especially when faith-based institutions become targets for violence. This further appropriation would increase the amount of security aid so that schools can take further steps now, during this school year, to put additional security measures in place for the safety of all. Public school funding for security is approximately $205. per student.