Baker budget bill adds money to school safety programs
Faced with divvying up millions from budgetary windfall thanks in part to federal tax cuts, Gov. Charlie Baker wants to funnel $72 million into school safety and security to answer concerns from local officials in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
A $40 million chunk of the massive $538 million supplemental end-of-the-fiscal-year budget introduced by Gov. Charlie Baker today is slated to hire more counselors, social workers and mental health workers at schools across Massachusetts.
The proposal released this morning puts $20 million up for grabs to local districts or... read more
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