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Abbott signs omnibus school safety bill that boosts funding for campus security

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School Finance Texas Legislature School Safety

Date Posted: 6/15/2023 | Author: Tricia Cave

Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed the 88th Legislature’s omnibus school safety bill Wednesday, providing needed funding for shoring up school safety in the wake of the Uvalde tragedy. 

House Bill (HB) 3 by Rep. Dustin Burrows (R–Lubbock), which was the final school safety bill, combined elements of two other bills: HB 13 by Rep. Ken King (R–Canadian) and SB 11 by Sen. Robert Nichols (R–Jacksonville). The bill includes a provision for an armed officer at every campus, as well as $330 million in additional school safety funding. It was finally passed on the last weekend of the regular session

School safety is one of ATPE’s legislative priorities for the 88th Legislature, as well as a key priority of both legislative chambers.  



Brandon Dieterich

I would hardly say they funded it. They have every school an additional 28 cents per student. I’m sure our parents will feel safer now.

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