Lawmakers spent a lot of time on education issues during the 2023 session of the Georgia General Assembly. And Thursday, Gov. Brian Kemp signed five of the bills coming out of session into law during a special ceremony in Savannah. Among the bills was the Safe Schools Act which builds on Kemp’s commitment to keeping Georgia’s students, teachers, and school personnel safe.

HB 147, by Rep. Will Wade, R-Dawsonville, modernizes school safety protocols by equipping teachers with skills to protect students. The bill also establishes a voluntary School Safety and Anti-gang Endorsement for teachers to help them spot and prevent gang activity and recruitment in classrooms. 

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