CONCORD, N.H. — A new task force will spend the next few months developing stronger safety protocols for New Hampshire schools.
Republican Gov. Chris Sununu announced the Governor’s School Safety Preparedness Taskforce on Monday, a week and a half after 17 people were shot to death at a Florida high school.
He says the task force will bring together state and local officials, law enforcement and school officials, and will build upon work done in recent years by the state Office of Homeland Security to conduct security assessments in hundreds of schools across the state.
Under a new state law, all schools are required to develop school emergency plans and submit them to the Department of Education. And a new Public School Infrastructure Fund is investing nearly $20 million for schools to make infrastructure and security upgrades.