JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Mike Parson signed a new executive order Wednesday morning that would create a state-wide school safety task force.
The plan put Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Missouri School Boards' Association and the Center for Education Safety in charge of making recommendations for Missouri's school districts.
Parson said it was important to create a plan for the schools in the state so that everyone is prepared in case of an emergency.
The plan identifies best practices and adapts them to make Missouri specific recommendations for schools and school districts across the state. Additionally, the task force would also help identify resources currently available through the center for education safety and other organizations that schools can use to better ensure their preparedness.
The signing took place at Blair Oaks High School inside the gymnasium.