School Safety Clearinghouse Act
Alabama Senator Doug Jones has introduced a bipartisan bill to help improve school safety. The “School Safety Clearinghouse Act” would establish a federally funded and housed information clearinghouse detailing the best practices for school security and design. The clearinghouse would be managed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security while also including recommendations from first responders, engineers, mental health advocates and other personnel.
The bill would also allow districts to make informed decisions on how to implement the funding. Senator Jones believes that this bipartisan bill is a smart way to get more information to communities on how to make their schools as safe as possible.