Sheriff Babeu & others announce $30 million plan
State Senator Rich Crandall, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) President Kevin Quinn announce their comprehensive $30 million dollar plan to protect schools around the state.
It calls for adding nearly 300 School Resource Officers, funding $4.5 million to improve mental health assessment to pro-actively identify threats and $1.5 million to expand school guidance counseling. The plan proposes to redirect clean elections excess funding via a ballot referral.
Other ideas include a tax on alcohol sold in Arizona or a fee on private party auto sales although the referral is the preferred method of funding.
The annual revenue generated would provide the necessary funding stream to guarantee the program’s ongoing success.