Tennessee Governor Proposes $30 Million for School Safety
Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proposed $30.2 million to improve school safety. A news release from the governor’s office shows $25 million in nonrecurring and $5.2 million in recurring school safety grants. According to Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin, the proposed money would be spread among mental health, law enforcement safety, and education. The school safety money comes out of Haslam’s $83.8 million amendment to the 2018-2019 proposed budget. It includes $3 million in nonrecurring money to help districts buy buses with seat belts.