In Indiana, the Zionsville Town Council passed a budget appropriation to cover the cost of adding full-time school resource officers at every campus in the district, including elementary and middle schools.
In Arkansas, legislation has been introduced that would tap into the state's $151 million surplus to fund a full-time school resource officer on every public school campus. The proposal requires the SRO to be a certified law enforcement officer and pass the same training required of a commissioned school security officer.
In Wisconsin, the Green Bay School Board voted unanimously to reject a proposal to put armed guards in its schools. The preference of the Board is to provide social workers and guidance counselors to help kids before a crisis arises.
In Virginia, the Governor announced the School Security Officer Incentive Grant Program. $1.26 million will be provided to fund school resource officers in state schools.