Gov. Brian Kemp has made school safety a top priority this legislative session. He has been quoted several times as saying, “No child, parent or educator should have to worry about the safety of a school campus.” Tuesday, the House passed HB 147, the ‘Governor’s Safe Schools Act,’ which was carried by one of the Governor’s House Floor Leaders, Will Wade, R-Dawsonville.

The bill, which passed 148-20, directs the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC), in consultation with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA) and other state agencies, to create school safety and anti-gang endorsements for eligible certificated professional personnel. This is to be done no later than December 31, 2023, according to the legislation. 

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