MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A new television ad released by Gov. Kay Ivey’s campaign touts the governor’s record on school safety and workforce development.
The ad features Cindy Wigley, a mother and educator from Boaz who describes the feeling of dropping off her children at school and “turning them over to someone else.”
“That’s the parent’s number one concern – what are we doing to make our schools safer?”
After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, several school safety proposals were introduced in the Alabama Legislature, from arming educators to increased gun control. Ivey created a task force to study the issue, and eventually created the Alabama Sentry Program to allow schools without a uniformed School Resource Officer to have qualified, trained administrators armed and ready to respond to threats.
Wigley approves of Ivey’s approach.
“I think Governor Ivey’s program is exactly what we need. It provides us with another added layer of safety, another added layer of prevention.”
The ad also highlights Ivey’s education programs, such as First Class Pre-K and the Strong Start-Strong Finish initiative.