In Arizona, help for our schools can always wait, it seems. A 903-1 student-to-counselor ratio is an emergency. The consequences of delay could be tragic. Our state's response requires more urgency than "wait until next year."Read More »
Arizona schools will have to wait another school year to hire new counselors and cops.Read More »
Police officers patrolling school campuses will soon undergo new training on de-escalation and crisis intervention with students, thanks to a tweet from Rep. Alma Hernandez.Read More »
Ducey’s plan, which he’ll need to convince the state Legislature to approve, includes some new dollars to help pay for school psychiatrists, a program that would allow former cops to act as armed, volunteer security guards at schools, and an unspecified amount of state funding to help more schools hire school resource officers.Read More »
Gov. Doug Ducey has promised legislation this year to address school safety in the wake of the latest mass shooting in a school, but what the governor wants and what lawmakers can agree on remains elusive.Read More »
To Laura Packard, Officer Scott Freibaum’s presence at Shea Middle School means she can feel secure about sending her eighth-grade daughter to school.Read More »
The Arizona Senate approved a bill Monday that could arm teachers and administrators in rural schools.
The bill passed the Senate on a 17-11 party line vote, and now moves to the House. If approved by both chambers, the measure would allow certain school employees to carry concealed firearms in schools with fewer than 600 students that are more than 30 minutes and 20 miles from the nearest law enforcement agency.
Substitute teacher Teresa Ottesen Binder said she has the nerve to shoot to kill if faced with a threat at her school.
“And I have the skill to do it,” Binder said.
House Democrats introduced their fiscal 2014 budget proposal on Monday, touting it as a more responsible, compassionate echo of the governor’s plan for the coming year.Read More »
As politicians point fingers in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook slaughter, a school security expert says politicians at all levels had a hand in the disappearance of school security.Read More »