A mom desperate for better security at her daughter’s elementary school is paying a deputy to patrol the school in Flagler Beach for at least the next two months.
School safety and security is at the top of the priority list for Florida lawmakers during the legislative session that begins in March.
Lawmakers are already meeting to discuss ways to increase security and how to pay for it in the wake of the mass killings in Newtown, Connecticut.
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education will begin a budget review of the State University System of Florida during its meeting tomorrow. The panel will also consider security at colleges and universities.
Policies vary from campus to campus. For now, guns aren’t allowed at colleges and universities, even if the student has a concealed carry permit.