House Bill 352 (2020 budget bill) included funding for a variety of school safety facility upgrades. The budget bill included $18.2 million for this purpose, with the funds contained in the capital construction allocation assigned to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE)
This amount was based on a survey of districts by the Kentucky School Boards Association last year and based on the requirements contained in Senate Bill 1 (2019), which was signed into law on March 11, 2019 under an emergency clause. The funds are limited to the six required security devices identified in SB 1 (KRS 158.162(3)(d) and allow districts to recover expenses for those items that have occurred or will occur after the effective date of the legislation.
The instructions and guidelines applicable to these funds are below.
School Security Form Instructions
Facilities and BG1 Instructions
SSR Funds by Districts
School Security Request (SSR) Form