bingo. some people don't want to supplement teacher pay to carry a firearm and be expected to put their life on the line? the same people seem OK with paying teachers extra to do after school sports or activities? again....throwing balls and tooting horns is more important than protecting kids lives? i can't and won't understand that. this duty would be EXTRA beyond their contracts. just like coaching or cheer leading leads to (many) extra hours worked beyond contract. no way whatsoever that the supplement they receive really would be worth it financially, but at least acknowledge it with a bit extra for their extra work and sacrifice for the peace of mind of the community. if you won't pay the teachers, pay a SRO. just get it done, dammit! i'd pay more taxes tomorrow to get it done for my kids. i can't think of a better investment than their safety. the bold says it all: THE SAFETY OF THE KIDS IS WORTH THE EXTRA EXPENDITURE. anyone who disagrees, please stand up.