Monday numbers – A closer look at the effort to prevent school violence

Monday numbers – A closer look at the effort to prevent school violence

65 – number of days since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in which 17 people were killed

57 – percent of Americans who say enacting new laws to try to reduce gun violence should be a priority (according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll)

85 – percent of Americans surveyed in the Washington Post-ABC News poll who support red flag laws, that would allow police to take guns from people who have been found by a judge to be a danger to themselves or to others

59 – percent of Americans polled who say Trump is not doing enough to prevent mass shootings

71 – percent of Americans polled who say Congress is not doing enough to prevent mass shootings

105 – number of cases involving the possession of a firearm in North Carolina schools during the 2016-17 school year (NC DPI School Discipline Report)

48 – number of assaults involving the use of a weapon in North Carolina schools during the 2016-17 school year

$130 million – the amount recommended in Governor Roy Cooper’s proposed budget to help protect students and prevent school violence (Office of Gov. Cooper)

$65 million – the amount the governor’s budget would reserve for building improvements related to safety and security at K-12 public schools, state universities and community colleges (the funds can be used for communication system upgrades, equipment purchases, audio-visual security monitoring systems, panic alarms, improved doors, etc.)

740 – current number of school psychologists serving North Carolina’s public school population of about 1.6 million children (NC Child)

1: 1072 – The ratio of school nurses to children in North Carolina public school (many school nurses must serve multiple schools)

$40 million – the amount recommended in Gov. Cooper’s proposed budget for flexible funding allowing schools to hire school nurses, counselors, psychologists and additional personnel to support students and youth mental health

500 – the number of additional support positions (nurses, counselors, psychologists, social workers) that $40 million could provide statewide

$7 million – the amount recommended in Gov. Cooper’s proposed budget to increase the allotment of funds for high school SRO’s (school resource officers)

$444,000 – the amount recommended in Gov. Cooper’s proposed budget to support the School Risk Management System — a web-based program that provides assistance with risk planning, school-wide exercises and monitoring for school districts

24 – numbers of days before the North Carolina General Assembly reconvenes for its 2018 short session