Exactly three weeks after the STEM School shooting the Board of Douglas County Commissioners, at their May 28 public hearing, unanimously approved a resolution appropriated $13.3 million for school security and mental health services for students in Douglas County. Additional resolutions adopted by the Board establish two committees charged with making recommendations for the expenditure of the one-time $10 million – the Physical School Safety & Protection Funding Committee and the Supportive Mental Health for Students Funding Committee.
When asked what tops the list for achieving a high quality of life, our citizens and business community report that living and working in a safe community is what they value most.
That’s why our investment in this goal is among the Board of Douglas County Commissioners’ highest priorities. Whether it’s our proven and innovative solutions for:
- wildfire mitigation response and recovery
- road, bridge and building construction
- our data-driven approach to crime and traffic safety
- our combined efforts to enhance security in the safeguarding of students in the Douglas County school system
- or the region’s most-respected web-based systems to register and track sex offenders,
millions of dollars are continually invested to keep you safe.