Davis Meets with Illinois Principal's Association, Discusses Need to Improve School Safety
Davis meets with members of the Illinois Principals Association in Springfield.
Springfield, IL- U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) met with the Illinois Principals Association yesterday to discuss the need to improve safety measures to make schools more secure and what can be done to prevent violence in schools.
"Helping our teachers and administrators make their schools safer is a priority,” Davis said. "Not only is school safety about making the buildings more secure, but we also have to be able to identify potential issues and take steps to prevent violence before it happens. What schools need vary by district so Congress authorized a grant program to give schools the resources which can be used based on the needs of their school. It was a great discussion with the Illinois Principals Association on what struggles they are facing and how we can work together to find a solution."
Davis has been visiting schools to discuss his role in government and last week, Davis met with students at Edinburg Junior High School in response to letters they wrote to discuss their school safety concerns and hear their perspective.
Last month, Congress passed commonsense policy changes to increase school safety, strengthen background checks, improve access to mental health services, and give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authority to study the cause of gun violence. These changes have been signed into law. More information can be found here.