school resource officers http://wfpl.org en School Safety Bill Clears Indiana Senate Panel http://wfpl.org/post/school-safety-bill-clears-indiana-senate-panel <p></p><p>Indiana lawmakers say they hope to improve security at schools around the state by offering grants toward hiring police officers and buying safety equipment.</p><p>A bill approved today by a state Senate committee would set up a two-year matching grant program allowing schools up to $50,000 a year. Bill sponsor Sen. Pete Miller says he hopes $10 million a year will be set aside for the program, so that 200 grants could be awarded.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"This is a first step toward school safety," Miller told the Senate Appropriations Committee. &nbsp; </span></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:03:18 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 4004 at http://wfpl.org School Safety Bill Clears Indiana Senate Panel