Jay County School Corporation

Jay County Schools To Buy Guns For Some Staff

Jul 10, 2018
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A rural Indiana school district that plans to give some staff members access to guns says it could purchase them within the next month.

Nearly 50 Jay School Corporation employees volunteered to have access to the guns.

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A new approach by the House could accelerate some big problems troubled schools are already facing.

Indiana is following a national trend that indicates rural populations are in a steady decline, while urban and suburban communities are growing.

A proposal by House Republicans would increase education funding, but continue the current practice of money "following the student."

That means rural districts with declining populations would lose even more funding, while districts that are gaining students would get more.