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Texas superintendents say lack of school safety funding may lead to budget cuts

The fourth special legislative session this year ended without any increased funding for school safety — even though public schools have complained for months they don’t have enough money to meet new safety mandates approved this year.

An Austin Independent School District police vehicle sits outside of McCallum High School in Austin, on Dec. 28, 2012.

Issues hiring security personnel

Hurdles with grant-based funding

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