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School safety a key focus as White House ‘maximizes’ Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

May 16, 2023

Via: K-12 Dive

The White House’s 13-point plan to make the most of BSCA funding for school safety comes as the number of school shootings in the first three months of 2023 surpassed the same period last year.

Other K-12 initiatives in the announcement include almost $60 million in BSCA grants to schools from the Department of Justice to improve school safety. That funding will specifically go toward implementing school safety measures, bolstering school violence prevention efforts, training for school personnel and students, supporting evidence-based threat assessments, and backing research on school violence’s causes and consequences.

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