|Posted:||March 27, 2018 10:36 AM|
|From:||Representative Harry Readshaw|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Resolution Co-sponsorship: Requesting JSGC to study and report on school safety programs|
In the near future, I will be introducing a Resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study and report on school safety programs throughout the 500 school districts, including charter schools, within the Commonwealth, and make recommendations and suggest funding sources.
We all take the safety, health and welfare of our students of the utmost seriousness and, at the moment, Pennsylvania is number two in terms of threats and incidents. Social media has clearly had an impact on the most recent threats.
In discussing this issue with my constituents and colleagues around the Commonwealth, there does not seem to be any continuity of how security in a school district is handled. My Resolution will ask the JSGC to review procedures, cooperation between school officials and law enforcement, notification of parents and guardians regarding these threats and to make recommendations to us on how to create consistency in school security throughout the Commonwealth. I am not looking for an unfunded mandate to our school districts. I am also requesting that JSGC look at funding sources to cover the cost of any recommendations they make to us.
The Joint State Government Commission will issue a report of its findings, along with any statutory or regulatory recommendations, to the House of Representatives, within one year after the date of adoption of the Resolution.
I invite you to join me in cosponsoring this Resolution.
Introduced as HR798