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Evers Proposes School Safety Package

By John Forester | March 7, 2018

From The Wheeler Report . . .

Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers sent a letter to Gov. Walker and legislative leadership asking for a special session of the Legislature to pass a school safety proposal he put forward. Evers told Walker and legislative leadership the proposal would have an “immediate and positive impact on Wisconsin students and schools.”  Evers highlighted that the proposal was developed in the education community in response to “the troubling trend of gun violence that has come to schools doors across Wisconsin and the nation.” Evers said the proposal addresses: physical school environments, behavioral and mental health, school climate and culture, and school policies and procedures. Evers emphasizes the proposal provides “sustainable, flexible funding for local communities to address school safety as they see fit.” Evers says arming teachers is “divisive and destructive” and not a real solution.

The SAA participated in the development of the proposal and continues to discuss the parameters of a school safety package with legislative leaders.  We have provided links to State Superintendent Evers’ letter (which includes the text of his school safety proposal) as well as to a Wisconsin State Journal article on the issue.

State Superintendent’s Letter And Proposal

Wisconsin State Journal News Article

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