Malloy’s budget proposal next month will include $10 million more for school security

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven today to announce that his 2014 budget adjustments will propose $10 million on top of the $21 million already committed to making schools safer after the Sandy Hook shooting.

“Providing safe learning environments for our students and educators is a basic responsibility of state and local governments,” said Governor Malloy. “Last year, we secured funding to support grant requests for security upgrades at 604 schools – every school that applied. This year, I am proposing to expand eligibility to all public schools that need additional resources to modernize security infrastructure.” The governor will present his budget speech on the first day of the session, February 5.