Tennessee governor proposes $30 million to increase school safety officers
In a bid to increase funding put in place last year for school safety, Gov. Bill Lee announced Thursday he is prioritizing money to add resource officers to schools.
Lee is asking for another $30 million to be placed into the school safety grant fund, created last year, to address the about 500 schools statewide that do not have a campus resource officer, according to a news release about the announcement.
His proposal would increase the fund to $40 million in its second year, with Lee proposing another $10 million in recurring money and adding $20 million in one-time dollars for schools.