The Wake County school board is getting it on both ends of the political spectrum for today's proposal to place an unarmed private security guard at every elementary school.
In a post Monday, the Great Schools in Wake Coalition asks "where is community involvement on this issue?" GSIW also asks "why the rush to vote when there is no evidence that demonstrates that security officers will make schools safer?"
GSIW argues that the $2.375 million that Wake is looking to spend year-round on the unarmed guards could be better spent on measures such as bullying prevention and adding more social workers. The group also isn't a big fan of having armed school resource officers.
At the other end, school board member Debra Goldman is arguing that the security at elementary schools should be armed. She wants to talk with the local enforcement agencies about adding school resource officers to all 105 elementary schools, which would cost a lot more than unarmed guards.