Giving Compass’ Take:
• Governing Magazine writes about the debate is over how much state money to invest in metal detectors, alarm systems and surveillance cameras versus school counselors and mental health assessments.
• How will different states treat the issue of gun violence in schools? How can donors help drive support to mental health in schools?
• Learn about how to help our youth with mental health.
After a gunman shot and killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School last year, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vowed to make the state’s public schools safe for students and teachers.
“We need to do more than just pray for the victims and their families,” he said at a news conference following the May 18 shooting. “It’s time in Texas that we take action to step up and make sure this tragedy is never repeated ever again in the history of the state of Texas.”
In August, Abbott issued a school safety action plan. And in his State of the State address in January he declared the issue an emergency item for the state’s biennial legislative session.
Read the full article about investing in mental health in schools by Christine Vestal at Governing magazine
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