HB 15, sponsored by Delegate McDermott, seeks to establish a Public Schools Facilities Security Improvements Program. Among other things, the program would provide grants for, “security improvements”:
- Controlled access to building
- Bullet resistant glass
- Metal detectors
The Interagency Committee on Public School Construction would implement and control the Program and;
- Provide grants from state funds to implement security improvements
- Develop a procedure for a county board to apply for a grant
- The grant will be 50% of the cost of the improvement (matching funds required)
(F) THE GOVERNOR SHALL PROVIDE $1,000,000 IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016, WHICH MAY BE USED ONLY TO AWARD GRANTS UNDER THIS SECTION FOR FISCAL YEARS 2016 THROUGH 2020.
Hearing 1/29 at 1:00 p.m.
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