The Safe America Foundation recently endorsed the work of the Secure Schools Alliance, seeking the White House to support its efforts to provide funding to public schools to protect students from possible active shooter intrusions.
Safe America CEO Len Pagano visited recently in Washington, D.C. with Safe Schools Alliance Chair Maria Pia Tamburri and the organization’s Executive Director, Robert Boyd, offering Safe America’s support for its efforts to bring greater measures to ensure no more incidents might occur like Sandy Hook Elementary.
“The safety of our school children needs to be insured; and, keeping entranceways into elementary schools cannot be left to chance,” Pagano noted. “Thanks to the Secure Schools Alliance, the government is looking seriously at providing more physical barriers to entrances so youth and teachers cannot be accessed easily.”
Pagano said that West Virginia Education and the Arts Secretary Gayle Manchin, a leader in Safe America’s ‘Capitol Leadership Network,’ will be visited with this summer to mobilize others on Capitol Hill and in state legislators to back the Secure Schools Alliance.
“With 35 million students in K-8 grade and 15 million in high school, this issue is a top priority,” Pagano observed. “Together with attendees of our ‘WorldSafe Summit’ this fall, we will grow corporate support for the Secure Schools Alliance and reinforce the dynamic leadership offered by its current corporate supporters like Allegion.”