Governor Holcomb Signs School Safety Legislation

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GOVERNOR HOLCOMB SIGNED school safety legislation August 8 at Mt. Vernon High School surrounded by teachers, students and community leaders. Seated at the table from left to right are Mount Vernon Superintendent Dr. Matthew Thompson, Gov. Holcomb and Rep. Wendy McNamara.

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb ceremonially signed school safety legislation August 9, alongside a group of teachers, students and community members at Mt. Vernon High School.

“Ensuring every one of our students has a safe place to learn and grow is of the utmost importance,” Gov. Holcomb said. “The laws I ceremonially signed today will continue to strengthen the safety of schools all over Indiana by taking meaningful steps that will remain locally driven.”

HEA 1004, a Next Level Agenda bill, stemmed from recommendations in the Governor’s school safety report. It provides access to more funding for safety equipment, facilitates partnerships with local law enforcement and requires threat assessments in our schools among other things. SEA 325 allows for schools to create support services to work with children and their parents to support their mental health and well-being.

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