Coram’s Effort to Increase School Safety Garners Unanimous Committee Support

DENVER – Senate Bill-158, which expands direct communication from schools to first responders in cases of emergencies passed the Education Committee on a unanimous 7 to 0 vote today.

In light of the increased risks to our students across Colorado and the nation, SB-158 establishes a grant program to provide funding for communication hardware and software for communication between schools and local police and fire departments across Colorado.

“This is a big step to increased security in our schools,” said Senator Don Coram (R-Montrose), prime sponsor of SB-158. “Colorado parents should not have to worry about the safety of their children when they drop them off at school in the morning.”

The bill now moves to the Appropriations Committee for consideration.

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