Mike Gundy is making good on his offer to fund security offers for public schools, and the Stillwater school board has accepted it, according to a report from Kendrick Marshall of the Tulsa World.
Gundy previously offered to front the money for a security team, and gave an impassioned speech at a school board meeting, punctuating it with, “I’ll do whatever it takes to get it started. I know these things take time. I don’t think we have time.”
This offseason has been one of increased public awareness from Gundy. He’s shown up at the capitol steps with Oklahoma’s striking teachers, and has organized food drives for the local teachers heading to the capitol.
According to Marshall, Gundy’s gift featured “around $35,000,” which should cover the district until the school year ends.
The funding is going to pay for seven Payne County sherriff’s deputies.