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Texas Education Agency seeks $54M for school safety


September 2, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Education Agency is asking lawmakers for $54 million to pay for school safety initiatives in a request just months after deadly gunfire on a campus.

The Houston Chronicle reports the TEA made the request Thursday in its legislative budget request.

The May attack at Santa Fe High School left 10 students and staff dead. A suspect who was a student remains in custody.

TEA officials say the money is needed for the Safe and Healthy Schools Initiative. The effort supports mental health services, a positive school culture, facilities safety and emergency response c...

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