MAG member Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick appointed to school safety study committee

The office of Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R-Marietta) distributed the following press release on May 10…

Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R-Marietta) is proud to announce that she was appointed to serve on the Senate School Safety Study Committee by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle earlier today.

“The safety of our children has always been a priority in the legislature,” said Sen. Kirkpatrick. “As state legislators and parents ourselves, there is constant accountability in ensuring that our children will feel protected in a place that is intended to be a ‘safe space.’ Through this study committee, we will address tactics to ensure that schools across the state are practicing and maintaining safety procedures and ensuring that teachers and staff feel prepared in case of an emergency. I want to thank Lt. Gov. Cagle for pursuing this study committee and for appointing my membership.”

The Senate School Safety Study Committee was created through S.R. 935 during the 2018 legislative session. Members of the study committee will meet with parents, teachers and students across the state to prepare schools on how to respond in cases of emergency.

Click for Lt. Gov. Cagle’s press release

Note: Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, M.D., is a member of the Medical Association of Georgia.