School Districts Struggle to Comply With New Law. They’re Short of Cash and Cops.

In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting and the state’s new law that requires armed security on every campus, some superintendents worry districts will now be competing for the same personnel.

For the 2016-17 school year, Florida’s Department of Education counted about 1,500 officers.

But there’s more than twice as many public schools — about 3,800.

“The biggest hurdle is not lack of willingness, it’s not even an issue of funding,” said Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. “It’s that everyone across the state … is going to be hiring law enforcement at the same time.”