Gov. Haslam wants $30 M for School Safety

Gov. Bill Haslam

Gov. Bill Haslam has proposed $30.2 million to improve school safety.
In a news release Tuesday, Haslam’s office says the money includes $25 million in nonrecurring and $5.2 million in recurring school safety grants.
Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin told a legislative panel that the money would be spread among mental health, law enforcement safety and education.
The school safety money would come through Haslam’s amendment for the 2018-2019 proposed budget.
The $83.8 million amendment also includes $3 million in nonrecurring money to help school districts buy school buses with seatbelts.