The Daily Herald has more coverage about some school districts pushing IASB to support making arming teachers or administrators a legislative priority. From the story:
For the third straight year, several downstate districts want the association to lobby to give them the ability to train and equip teachers and administrators with weapons.
Even if approved as one of the association's priorities, the proposal would not take effect unless the state legislature passed it into law.
Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 school board President Phil Pritzker, who is the immediate past president of the Illinois Association of School Boards, said he has tried to prevent the armed-teachers proposal from gaining a recommendation as something the entire group of districts should support. On the committee that considers legislative proposals, Pritzker said he and six others voted in opposition to the measure.
But 15 committee members supported it, so the proposal goes to the conference as a recommended priority for the coming year.
Pritzker said the proposal aims to help rural districts address problems with geography, response times and a lack of resources they might encounter in providing security through local police.
, the Daily Herald has a story on 5 things suburban schools want as legislative priorities. They are: Energy savings, safety drills, charter school funding, mental health and student voter registration.
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