For Governor Holcomb, making sure that every Hoosier student has a safe place to learn and grow is a top priority. That’s why Indiana is providing local school leaders with expanded resources to help them maintain secure environments for all students.
New resources include a program that’s now placed more than 3,200 handheld metal detectors in Indiana public, charter, and private schools at no cost to them. They’ve gone to more than 370 schools – including 94% of all traditional Indiana public schools – to help them track what’s coming into school buildings.
In addition, schools have expanded access to school safety grants and access to a $35 million low-interest loan program for making school updates. And Indiana isn’t stopping until all schools have the tools they need – it simply cannot wait.