Washington, D.C. – Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today voted for and the House passed the STOP School Violence Act (H.R. 4909), bipartisan legislation to provide safety grants to schools.
“No child should ever fear for his or her safety at school,” said Rep. Graves. “This bill will help school districts across the country identify, prevent and stop violent behavior. It’s an important step in ensuring every child feels – and is – safe at school.”
H.R. 4909 authorizes $75 million annually for grants that state and local schools can use to improve security. For example, recipient schools could use the grant funds to implement an anonymous reporting system for students, train students and staff to identify early signs of violence, and improve the school’s physical security features.