Our children are our future heritage. We must continue to strengthen a curriculum that better prepares our students for long term jobs once they have completed high school and community college. Our blue ribbon schools need to be continually re-evaluated to ensure that the high level of academics they were providing when they received the award remains in effect. A higher focus on safety, classroom size, school construction budgets and maintenance programs must be maintained.
Keeping the safety of our students in mind, this year I was proud to vote for an additional $40 million to be spent directly on upgrading school safety and security equipment. These funds will also be used to add additional School Resource Officers to our local schools.