DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado Republicans in the House of Representatives are trying to make our students safer by requesting $50 million to help with school security.
State Democrats agreed to $35 million.READ MORE: Dentist's Office Catches Fire In Greenwood Village
The money will go toward school resource officers, training and building upgrades.READ MORE: Experts Say To Water Landscaping As Colorado Faces Abnormal Warm And Dry Spell: 'If Roots Don't Get Moisture, They Die'
“Hardening those targets, hardening that site, tempered glass, cameras… things of that nature. We kind of want to give some of the local control, so different schools might have different needs,” said Rep. Patrick Neville.
The money will be doled out as grants to schools.MORE NEWS: Denver Weather: It Finally Feels Like December, But The Unprecedented Wait For Snow Continues
It still needs approval from the state Senate.