A special Legislative committee is offering several proposed changes in state law to help make Wisconsin schools safer.
When it comes to improving school safety in Wisconsin, State Senator John Lehman (D-Racine) says it's a real "mixed bag" in terms of how much districts have done. Lehman says many have been able to devote resources to do some really great work. However, there are some that get caught in situations by surprise that threaten the safety of students.
Lehman chaired a special legislative committee on school safety. Among its recommendations is requiring schools to adopt a safety plan that would help make building and security improvements.
For those that adopt such a plan, Lehman says the report suggests lifting revenue limits on school districts so they don't have to choose between education and safety.
The panel also recommended expanding police access to student records and developing policies on bullying.