Fla. school districts focus on safety, security on anniversary of Parkland shooting

February 12, 2019 | WFTS

This week marks one year since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people in 2018 and Tampa Bay area school districts are focusing on safety and security.

On Monday, the Hillsborough County School Board is inviting state lawmakers into specific schools to see first-hand what the district faces regarding needs for security and mental health funding. They plan to show them the challenges they still face.

The Hillsborough County School Board recently approved their legislative priorities, which include asking lawmakers to increase funding for security and safety needs such as yearly operating funds for school security officers, funding for campus hardening and providing more dollars to allow districts to hire additional counselors for student mental health services.

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