Sen. Daines announces school safety legislation

Sen. Steve Daines announced the School Safety & Mental Health Services Improvement Act yesterday in Washington. The legislation would allow 100,000 public schools, including more than 800 in Montana, to improve safety through the use of federal dollars.

Under the plan, the federal government can encourage the hiring of more school counselors and other mental health professionals, provide infrastructure upgrades and create a presidential task force to increase interagency communication.