Albuquerque, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a proposal for immediate action on school safety planning for schools across New Mexico. In a letter sent to New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski, Attorney General Balderas details the first tier of a multi-tiered plan to bring every school in the state up to a minimum threshold of security within the next school year. The letter also highlights necessary regulatory changes that will mandate safety planning and security measures that are currently not in law and which the Office of the Attorney General's research found what the Attorney General described as a "patchwork system" of safety initiatives that "is inherently filled with dangerous gaps."The letter also calls for pursuing federal funding to ensure that state funds are leveraged and that the measures can be implemented quickly.
Source: Office of the Attorney General of New Mexico