HOUSTON — Three Houston-area lawmakers announced Tuesday that they want to allow voters to set up special taxing districts to pay for enhanced security at Texas public schools.
Republican Senator Tommy Williams, Democratic Senator John Whitmire and Republican State Rep. Dan Huberty are drafting the bill known as the "Texas School District Security Act."
The dedicated funding source could be used for a number of things like more police officers, security cameras and anything the school district decides they need to make the campus safer.
The bill would require districts to hold public meetings to spell out the security plan for the community, along with the costs.
The lawmakers behind the bill say the beauty of this is local choice and the fact that school districts do not have to do anything if they don't want to.