Gov. Eric Holcomb wants lawmakers to deliver an additional $5 million this year for schools to spend on safety upgrades.
Indiana currently spends $10 million a year for school safety grants, which fund security improvements and school resource officers.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) says lawmakers are prepared to deliver that money and help fund an audit by the Department of Education of all school safety plans.
“DOE feels there might be a cost to that, a fiscal for them, so we need to talk about how to do that,” Long says.