Davis Visits Central A&M Government Class, Discusses School Safety with Administrators
Moweaqua, IL – U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) yesterday met with students in Mr. Berg's government class at Central A&M High School. After speaking with students, Davis met with Superintendent Dr. DeAnn Heck and Principal Charles Brown on school safety ahead of the House's consideration of H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act.
This week (March 12-16), marks the inaugural recognition of Public Schools Week to highlight the importance of public education.
"Public schools are essential to my district and there's not a better example than Central A&M," said Davis. "It's always a privilege to help students learn more about our government and Mr. Berg's class had many great questions. A big thank you to student, Colton Hubner, for inviting me."
H.R. 4909 authorizes grants to help schools provide training to prevent student violence, improve school security measures, assess and identify threats, and increase coordination with law enforcement. Davis is leading the efforts to fund these important school safety grants immediately.
"It's our job at the federal level to help ensure our schools have the resources they need to not only teach students, but also keep them safe," said Davis. "I had an important discussion with Superintendent Heck and Principal Brown on steps they are taking on a daily basis to keep students safe. We want to help schools, which often have limited budgets, invest in security measures and protocols that they feel is necessary to increase safety. The STOP School Violence Act will help schools who want to increase security and help them develop threat assessment and crisis intervention teams and coordinate with law enforcement to stop violent acts before they occur."