The resolution recognizes the importance of developing and supporting strategies that foster excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement in Rhode Island schools. It acknowledges the autonomy and flexibility that schools need to meet the needs of their students. The resolution also highlights the need for investment in school safety and security, particularly in light of the increase in mass shootings and advancements in information technology.

To address these concerns, the resolution appropriates approximately $30 million from the state budget for school safety and security improvements. Each public school in Rhode Island would receive $100,000 for enhancements such as audio and visual systems, access control systems, and communication upgrades. The state controller is authorized to draw orders for the payment of these funds upon receipt of properly authenticated vouchers.