Calif. schools reviewing their safety plans | Education
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SACRAMENTO - In the aftermath of the Connecticut shooting, the Golden State has asked all its schools to review their safety plan.
Sacramento City Unified School District says all of its schools have had a school safety plan for years.
Just this past summer, all of its school principals attended "emergency intruder training."
This week, the district's superintendent will be meeting with the Sacramento Police Department to further review school safety.
After Columbine, lawmakers allocated roughly $90-million dollars per year to security improvements.
But not all schools are up to par with school safety plans according to State Senator Ted Lieu of Torrance.
"Because we don't keep good track of this data, we don't know in the last two years whether the situation has gotten worse or better," said Lieu.
According to Lieu's office, the latest information the senator could find for school safety plans dates back to 2009. He found that 53 percent of public middle schools in Los Angeles did not comply with school safety plans.
Lieu is reintroducing a bill that would --among other things -- impose a financial penalty on schools that are not complying.
By Suzanne Phan, firstname.lastname@example.org
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