Alabama wants more money for school security, transportation, nurses

School security
[Photo Credit: Still via ABC News]

The Alabama Department of Education wants more money for school security and other programs next year.

The Montgomery Advertiser reported that State Schools Superintendent Eric Mackey said Thursday he wants more money for reading and math programs, as well as for pre-kindergarten special education.

Mackey said additional funding is also needed for transportation and school nurses.

Mackey has not put together a formal budget request yet. He says the proposals came from priorities recommended by school board members and superintendents.

The legislature reconvenes in March and will consider a new education budget.

Republished with permission from the Associated Press.