Many Georgia districts haven't received state approval of security plans

Dec. 12, 2008
Law requires security plans to get approval from state

Nearly a decade afterGeorgia passed a law requiring school systems to get state approval of security plans, nearly 20 percent of the state's districts haven't complied. And half of the 32 districts without approval never have bothered to turn their security plans in to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. But state officials have little power to enforce the law because the statute includes no penalties for districts that don't seek approval. State officials say all 184 school systems in the state have some type of security plan in place, but not all of them have been approved by the emergency management agency.

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