As another school year begins across the region, many school systems have increased security measures, but many teachers say they need more. Those improvements are sometimes things you can see — but oftentimes something you cannot see and schools don’t want you to know. Teachers say that’s a good idea, because anyone thinking about doing harm in school should not have clear idea of what to expect. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
Virginia made $1.3 million in new funding to hire school resource officers to 24 city and county school systems this school year. These are for schools that did not have such officers before. Click here for the governor’s full news release from June 17. It includes a full list of eligible school systems.