Miami-Dade Schools, Sup. Introduces New School Safety Measures

The Miami-Dade School Board, along with Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, revealed new plans regarding school safety safety at a Monday night town hall meeting. 

Carvalho told parents, teachers and school board members that an additional $10 million from the state will go toward extra security within schools and educational buildings – including a plan to put 100 additional officers in schools.

“I’m the superintendent, but first I am a father and a resident,” Carvalho said. “The one thing I lose sleep over is the safety and security of kids.”

Carvalho said the county will also present other safety measures, including the use of mandatory ID cards for parents and teachers as well as expanded investment in mental health and technology designed to look into social media threats.

The changes are being implemented in the wake of February’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Seventeen students and staff were killed.

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