After 17 people died in a high school shooting in Florida, one Ohio mayor wants school leaders to consider using the ballot box to improve school safety.
WOIO-TV reports Streetsboro Mayor Glenn Broska in a Facebook post reacting to last week’s Parkland, Florida, school shooting says the Streetsboro schools should either “find” money to pay for armed security guards or put a small levy on the ballot.
The district is outside of Cleveland.
One Ohio mayor wants school district to put levy on ballot to pay for added security. Would you support that? https://t.co/ERZp4xrr15— Ohio Politics (@Ohio_Politics) February 23, 2018
Broska says at least $500,000 a year is needed to pay for two armed guards at each of the district’s four schools. Broska wrote: “We have to defend our children and it starts with us.”
The Streetsboro school board says it will consider Broska’s idea and suggested he might consider a city levy to finance increased school security.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.