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School security vendors are spending millions for lobbyists to pressure state legislators to provide taxpayer dollars for products and tech they sell — whether or not it is what superintendents and school boards really need and can sustain

Posted by on March 9, 2024

Dear Superintendents and School Boards: Your state legislators are providing you the “best” school security that money can buy — money lobbied for by school safety vendors’ lobbyists, that is! Plus, it will be up to your school district to find the funds to repair, replace, and/or sustain whatever you get once the vendors make […]

Is School Safety at the Education Funding Cliff? Part Two

Posted by on February 10, 2010

Yesterday’s “Education Funding Cliff” post  focused on school safety as one of the top areas typically hit by school district budget cuts. Today, let’s take a look at what schools can and cannot afford to do with school safety during tight financial times. School Safety Budget Cut “Do” and “Do Not” Tips There will be […]

Is School Safety at the Education Funding Cliff? Part One

Posted by on February 9, 2010

Sunday’s New York Times story entitled, “With Federal Stimulus Money Gone, Many Schools Face Budget Gaps,” looks at the budget gaps expected to be created when the federal stimulus education money has been spent by local districts.  Educators refer to it as approaching the “funding cliff.” The Times story references new studies showing many states will spend most, […]