Georgia House to Set Aside Money for School Security

Georgia House Appropriations Committee Chairman Terry England said over the weekend that the Georgia House would set aside $8 million in bond funding for the purchase of school security equipment. House leaders are hoping the state Senate will match the $8 million. House Speaker David Ralston’s office said the money would pay for capital improvements and not personnel hires. Though the specifics haven’t been finalized, that means it could fund new metal detectors, security cameras, new locks and doors and other improvements. The money would come from a pot of at least $50 million in discretionary spending each chamber typically controls.