Santa Fe Public Schools finds additional security measures high priced


Santa Fe Public Schools District is running into another roadblock when it comes to finding funding to better secure its schools.

School safety has been top of mind for many school officials since the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, earlier this year, lawmakers earmarked $40 million over the next four years for school security projects.

The school had looked into requesting those funds but found out they would have to cover up to 10 percent of the cost for projects that include installing new locks, fences or other security upgrades.

The district is hoping to hire at least three armed security officers but the district says the funds aren’t there.

The state funding can’t be used to pay for such officers.

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