Legislation to give classroom teachers and administrators the means to address safety issues in Mississippi schools has been sent to the governor.

The Senate wrapped up work on the bill March 15, sending it to Gov. Ronnie Musgrove after agreeing to some House changes.

"The bill allows teachers to work in concert with the school administration in dealing with problems in the classrooms," said Department of Education spokesman Steve Williams. Williams said the bill also gives the state department more tools to assist local school districts develop safety plans.

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