The superintendent of the Tippecanoe School Corporation says a bill being considered by the Indiana General Assembly would help make schools safer.
Scott Hanback says the measure encourages school corporations to partner with law enforcement by providing matching grants to help establish or expand school resource officer positions.
Hanback says having qualified law enforcement officers who have received special additional training in school safety makes the learning environment secure for students and teachers.
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller was at the Tippecanoe School Corporation offices this morning promoting the bill.
He says he supports the grant-application approach taken by the legislation because it is voluntary, emphasizes local decision-making and complements efforts local school boards already have undertaken.