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How much would you pay for school safety?
FLORIDA -- How much would you be willing to pay for school safety?
A new bill in Florida's state senate would allow authorities at the local level to propose tax increases to voters as a way to help pay for increased school security.
Just about everyone we've spoken with would like to see better security at schools.
The big question is how to pay for it.
Right now in Santa Rosa County, there's a resource officer at each high school, but they don't have a permanent presence at middle and elementary schools.
Escambia County has resource officers at both high schools and middle schools, but they're also only occasionally able to patrol elementary schools.
State Senator Eleanor Sobel has introduced a bill called the "School Safety Act".
It would allow local voters to create special districts, or government entities, that could raise money for school safety initiatives.
The districts and the property tax hikes they propose would have to be approved by voters.
Most parents we spoke support the bill.
"I would definitely be willing to pay for that. There's no price for a child's safety." - Thomas Tyler, Father
Britney Burns, Mother: "So that my kids are safe in school, yeah. My son in the car is actually gonna go to kindergarten this year and it's kind of scary."
Okaloosa County started putting resource officers in every school in December after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, but it hasn't been cheap.
And local districts are looking at a variety of different security measures outside of just having more resource officers.
The School Safety Act, meanwhile, was approved by the Senate Education Committee Tuesday.
It still has to get through a few more committee hearings before heading to the floor for a vote.