Codey SOS - School Security
If we have one priority for the year ahead it will be the safety of our school children. If there is one thing we must all focus on it is the protection of our schools. And if the parents of New Jersey hear only one thing from me today ... hear this ... I will leave no stone unturned (in my effort) to keep our children safe ... from the horrors of terrorism.
Educators aren't terrorism experts. They know about the S.A.T. not the C.I.A.. But they want to protect our schools ... and we must help them. So a security checklist will be created ... and security experts will visit every school before classes start next fall.
Federal homeland security officials will come to New Jersey ... to host courses on school security. National experts will teach bus drivers and administrators, teachers and nurses ... to recognize and prevent terrorist activities ... and how to react, if, God forbid, something should happen.
We will publish standards and recommendations on the most effective safety technologies. School construction and maintenance activities will be inspected by law enforcement ... so what happened in Russia never ever happens in New Jersey. And to bring the best ideas from New Jersey and the nation together in one place ... Rutgers has agreed to host a forum on school security this spring.
Codey's entire State of the State address here.