Lawmakers in Delaware are scheduled to vote this week on a bill that mandates certain security features in new schools and schools which undergo major renovations.  Although this bill would only have a direct impact on schools in Delaware, other states may consider similar legislation if the bill is successfully passed into law.

The synopsis of Delaware House Bill 49 is:  “This bill requires all new school construction or major renovation to include the following features: an intruder alarm, bulletproof glass in entrance areas and interior doors and windows, and doors lockable with keys on both sides.  Further, the bill would require all new school construction plans to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget’s Facilities Management Section for compliance with these requirements as well as with Crime Prevention through Environmental Design principles.”

What do you think?  Did Delaware get it right?

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