COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - As students head back to the classroom this week, Georgia schools have allocated more money to ensure safety measures are in order before any students step foot in the building.
School systems across the state of Georgia are seeing an increase in funding to help with security measures, which means millions of dollars from bonds are headed to local districts.
For each school system, thousands of dollars will go towards equipment or building improvements like security systems, cameras, and doors all based on the number of students per school.
Many districts now have the funding to add more school resource officers to increase the number of eyes in case of a threat.
Since Georgia is no stranger to severe weather, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency is helping districts with safety plans to better prepare schools for storms and tornadoes, as well.