Oklahoma's emergency management director, Albert Ashwood, is looking for new funding sources at the urging of the governor. “We need to come up with a plan that ... does not make schools wait for funding,” he said Thursday.
As those efforts commence, the best bet may be for school districts to consider bond issues to build multipurpose safe rooms. Oklahomans have historically supported school bond issues. Given what happened May 20 at Plaza Towers Elementary, where seven children died, they're unlikely to balk at the idea.