School safety plan goes into effect Monday
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's new school safety plan goes into effect at Bronx schools Monday. But some school safety agents say the plan isn't enough to make Bronx schools safer.
Agents say they don't agree with the plan's strategy of taking agents from other schools and placing them at "impact schools," or schools with the highest number of incidents. They say that leaves the schools with less security vulnerable to becoming violent schools. Agents say they need better radio equipment, mace and bulletproof jackets to deal with students.
Contracts for school safety agents expired last spring. A new contract is in the works. Agents say they want to get paid more than the $28,000 salary most of them make.