Governor Matt Blunt has signed an executive order beefing up homeland security teams to enhance school safety. The Governor’s order will, in effect, officially bring the education community into the security loop by having a representative of a region’s schools on each Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee. These are the panels comprised of law enforcement, federal and state officials, community leaders, and first responders. Jessica Robinson, the Governor’s Press Secretary, says it’s important schools be a part of these committees. She says this move will allow the Regional Homeland Security teams to make sure the education community has a greater involvement in security planning.
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