Schools Across the Nation Are Upgrading Their School Security Systems
While security experts agree that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to a school security system, they also report that steps to tighten and upgrade existing systems are needed. Schools in Sugar Land, TX, are taking heed, assessing their current systems, and determining vulnerable areas that need additional support.
In June 2022, President Joe Biden and legislators signed a rare bipartisan agreement in June 2022, providing $1 billion in school funding to create safer environments for students and staff. The Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Education offer programs providing grant money to school districts for security upgrades. Here's how some school districts are using these funds and their own to upgrade their security systems.