Gov. John Carney signed on Sept. 10 the Delaware School Safety and Security Fund into law — a bipartisan piece of school safety legislation that was passed unanimously by members of the General Assembly.

This legislation, funded with $5 million in the state’s capital budget, establishes a School Safety and Security Fund to provide resources for projects intended to increase security in Delaware public schools. Carney signed the legislation at St. George’s Technical High School.

“All Delaware students and educators deserve to feel safe when they go to school in the morning,” said Carney. “We work with school districts and charter schools each year to update and test school safety plans statewide. But we should take all appropriate steps to create a safe climate at school. That’s why this legislation, and this new school safety fund, is so important. I want to thank members of the general assembly from both sides of the aisle for stepping up and leading on this extremely important issue.”

For more on the bill, visit bit.ly/2MeEbcc.