” Despite opposition from the education community, the school sentinel bill was signed into law Friday by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
The bill gives school boards the authority to allow armed personnel in school buildings.
The House had previously approved the plan, but the Senate added requirements that said school boards must discuss the program in open meetings and decisions to adopt the sentinel programs can be referred to public vote.
Rep. Scott Craig, R-Rapid City, said the Senate amendments strengthened the legislation.
“It is now a better bill and I ask you to support it again,” he said.
Educators interviewed earlier this week remained unconvinced the legislation is needed.”
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