The deadline for California schools to finalize safety plans for stopping students with guns and other concerns is the end of this week.

The state superintendent's office wants all schools to submit these safety plans by March 1.  

One of the big concerns is dealing with on-campus shootings via security measures but also improving mental health care for students.

"Including mental health services in your school safety plan is not an official requirement, it's certainly a strong recommendation," Stephanie Papas with the superintendent's office said. 

Papas says schools are getting more money now, and putting that money into mental services could prevent disaster.