School Safety

The Louisville Courier Journal

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Funding for a school safety program in Kentucky has been cut by almost 60 percent over the last five years.

The Courier-Journal reports funding for the Safe Schools Program has decreased from $10.4 million in 2007-2008 to $4.5 million in the current school year. The funding cut has led to less safety audits being performed at schools around the state by the Kentucky Center for School Safety.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Tom Shelton reminded school principals and administrators over the weekend of the district’s building entrance and safety procedures following the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Summer officially ends for many Fayette county students as public schools open their doors tomorrow.  Lexington Police are using the opportunity to talk about school safety.  Commander Thomas Curtsinger says the morning commute may take a little longer starting tomorrow.