Etowah County looks to increase school security
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — The School Safety and Security Committee of Etowah County is looking to use a sales tax or property tax to fund school security improvements.
The Gadsden Times (http://bit.ly/XsWjjF) reports the committee voted unanimously Friday to ask the county commission to institute a 1 percent sales tax or present a referendum on raising property taxes.
Officials say the money is slated to fund school resource officers, cameras, locks and other elements aimed at increasing school security.
The committee was formed by Democratic Rep. Craig Ford, of Gadsden, and is comprised of about 40 superintendents, educators, law enforcement officers and community members.
Information from: The Gadsden Times, http://www.gadsdentimes.com