FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          
March 22, 2018
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke                                                                             
(608) 266-2418

Rep. Steineke Votes for Safer Schools

MADISON – Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) released the following statement following votes that will increase funding for school security and take steps to further keep Wisconsin schools a safe place for students:

“As a legislator and parent, making sure our schools are safe, our kids feels secure, and our parents feel confident in our safety measures is a top priority. I’m incredibly proud to have passed legislation that will result in our students having a more secure learning environment.

“It was critical to find well-rounded, multi-faceted solutions for such an important issue. With this in mind, our legislation addresses providing necessary funding, education, and structure to our school districts to make sure they can protect their students, teachers, and schools in the most effective way. Our approval of creating a $100 million School Safety Grant Program, incorporating Trauma-Informed Care and Adverse Childhood Experiences into training programs, and establishing the Office of School Safety under the Wisconsin Department of Justice will give school districts the resources they need to provide a safe school environment for all of Wisconsin’s students, teachers, and communities.”