Maryland Parents for Education (MPFE) praised Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk and Senator Roger Manno for introducing a new school security grant program bill (HB 1161).
The new bill will authorize the Maryland Center for School Safety to make grants for security related projects. Schools and childcare centers deemed at risk for hate crimes or ideological attacks will be eligible for the grants.
In the wake of increased threats and incidents, the Teach Advocacy Network (a Jewish national partner organization of MPFE) is urging legislatures across the U.S. to increase security funding for children in at-risk schools and childcare centers. In Maryland, the Rockville and Baltimore Jewish Community Centers, and the Charles E. Smith Day School in Rockville were recently targeted with bomb threats.
TEANECK, NJ - Teach NJS, the leading advocacy organization for New Jersey’s nonpublic school children, applauds the New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee for unanimously passing Assembly bill A.4597 at its hearing in Trenton on Thursday, December 6. This legislation would increase security aid to nonpublic school children in the...Read More