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A school safety summit was held at The Factory at Franklin on Tuesday.
Officials are hearing about some of the "best practices" in school security from around the nation. The discussion should help local districts refine their own policies and procedures.
Governor Bill Haslam is proposing $34 million in his new budget. Part of that money may be used to improve security measures.
Haslam was also asked about proposed legislation that would arm teachers or other school personnel. The Governor has questions about the practicality of those plans.
"Right now, in terms of being something that would arm teachers, I just personally don't see the effectiveness of that," said Haslam.
School leaders say the school shooting in Newtown, CT has put this issue front and center.
Tony Majors, who oversees security in Metro Schools, says the tragedy will result in safer schools. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has allocated $5.4 million to help improve security in Metro Schools.
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Tuesday, January 29 2013, 11:46 PM CST
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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