Gov. Dayton Proposing New Funding to Help Secure Schools

Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing $21 million in new funding for security enhancements and mental health improvements in Minnesota Schools.

The Governor unveiled his proposal Wednesday to give schools dedicated funds for improvements like bulletproof glass and secure entrances. Republicans who control the legislature have suggested similar funding.

Blue Earth Area Superintendent Evan Gaugh said increased funding will help schools with their efforts to make schools safer.

Dayton’s plan also expands mental health services in school and directs School Districts to share information on expelled students.