Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Wednesday, April 1, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 39° Partly Cloudy
News >  Idaho

Idaho schools look to boost security in wake of shootings

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018

Associated Press

NAMPA, Idaho – Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is preparing to pitch a $21 million school safety initiative – Keep Idaho Students Safe, or KISS – to the Legislature in January.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reported the initiative would, among other things, allocate $25,500 to every school in the state for security purposes, said Matt McCarter, the state’s director of student engagement.

Ybarra initially wanted the plan to focus on anti-bullying and suicide prevention efforts, but after this year’s mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, she added a proposal centered on school security.

The $25,500 each district would receive for every school under Ybarra’s proposal is expected to especially help rural schools without full-time security personnel to hire employees for that purpose.

The Kuna School District and smaller school districts, such as in Melba, recently made their own efforts to increase security personnel.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.

Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.