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In the months after the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School, districts across Galveston County have poured millions of dollars into campus security upgrades, but some education experts argue improvement in mental health programs is more important.
Galveston Independent School District’s board of trustees Wednesday approved a budget for the new fiscal year that includes a $2.5 million deficit driven in part by faculty pay increases.
Despite a last-ditch effort, including a petition with almost 1,900 signatures, parents of students attending Clear Creek Independent School District were unable this week to persuade officials to approve installing metal detectors at schools. But they vowed to continue the fight.
Galveston Independent School District should only expect a slight increase in student population by 2027, according to a demographic presentation about the district’s future.
The Clear Creek Independent School District’s security council Monday recommended increased law enforcement presence, student and staff badges and a trench coat ban, among other items, to improve school security after the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School.
Clear Creek Independent School District officials have hired an Austin-based consulting group to help review its special education services, but a group of parents argues it should have had a say in the decision.