guardians

More Than 20 Districts Move Forward With ‘Guardians’

Aug 16, 2018
LESLIE OVALLE / WLRN

About a third of Florida’s school districts are taking steps to deploy armed “guardians” on school campuses to prevent incidents such as mass shootings, according to the state Office of Safe Schools.

Senate Backs Bill To Regulate Guardians

Feb 11, 2016

With supporters saying the measure would help protect seniors, the Florida Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill (SB 232) that would lead to regulation of professional guardians.

Sponsor Nancy Detert, R-Venice, said such guardians can take over seniors' medical and financial decisions but have been unregulated. She said that can lead to professional guardians taking advantage of seniors.

"This is a nationwide problem,'' Detert said.

Lawmakers Seek To Shield Seniors From Shady Guardians

Oct 12, 2015
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A Southwest Florida lawmaker is renewing a push to better protect elderly Floridians from unscrupulous guardians who take control of seniors' assets.