Re-envision School Safety and Support New Jersey Students
As students return to school, safety is at the top of every parent's mind. The massacre at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas and law enforcement's blatantly insufficient response raises a pressing question: how can we ensure our students are attending schools that are safe, supportive, and allow them to thrive?
Here in New Jersey, we have the opportunity to approach student safety from an evidence-based perspective, and New Jerseyans must seize it. Each year, every New Jersey school district receives funding called "categorical school security aid," but no guidelines exist for how those funds should be spent or tracked.
We need the Legislature to make sure this funding goes toward the measures that truly help students, not criminalize them. Tell legislators and Governor Murphy: real school security comes from a supportive learning environment – not cops.
Governor Phil Murphy
Your State Assemblymembers
Your State Senator