Area Schools Receive Grant Relief To Upgrade Security

November 5, 2013
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Several area schools are getting grant funding to make security improvements thanks to the newly established law.

Governor Mike Pence says in total, the secured school safety grant program is giving more than $9-million in grants.

Local schools receiving grants include:

  • Batesville Community School Corporation received $39,421 for school security equipment.
  • Decatur County School Corporation received $50,000 to implement a school resource officer.
  • Franklin County Community School Corporation received $50,000 to hire a school resource officer.
  • Greensburg Community School Corporation received $50,000 to enhance existing camera and door security.
  • Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation received $35,000 for security upgrades and a school resource officer.
  • Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation received $50,000 for school security upgrades.
  • South Ripley Community School Corporation received $50,000 to hire a school resource officer and upgrade security equipment.
  • Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation received $49,694 for security equipment upgrades.

The Indiana Secured School Safety Grant Program is a newly created state grant fund that provides matching grants to school corporations applying to: employ a school resource officer, conduct a threat assessment or purchase equipment to restrict access to the school or expedite the notification of first responders.

School corporations with an average daily attendance of at least 1,000 students applied for grants up to $50,000 per year, while eligible entries with an average daily membership of less than 1,000 students applied for grants of up to $35,000 per year.

These awards were made on a competitive nature and not all proposals submitted received funding.

 

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