School safety is expensive. The amount of hardware and software required to keep an entire campus and the people within it safe takes many hours to install and countless hours to upkeep. However, a new budget plan for Georgia schools may just alleviate some of the pain for those that are putting more of a focus on the safety of their students and faculty.
Georgia legislators passed a historic budget plan in May that will give $16 million to K-12 schools to improve campus safety. After the House passed their initial proposal of $8 million in bond funding in February the package was matched by the Senate and was added to the budget plan that was signed off by Governor Nathan Deal this past month.
The $16 million allotted for school safety will be broken down to $25,000 for each of the 180 school districts in Georgia, with additional money calculated based on enrollment numbers.
Schools can use the money to pay for hardware improvements such as access control technology, security buttons, surveillance, or visitor management systems.
The budget plan will go into effect for the fiscal year 2019, which starts July 1.
At Customer 1st Communications we can install a wide variety of technology focused on making your school safer. If you would like to install, upgrade, or simply evaluate your school’s safety system, call the experts at C1C. Our knowledgeable and experienced technicians will be glad to help. Call 855-TECH-C1C (855-832-4212) or contact us online for a free consultation.