More than $3.5 Million awarded in school safety grants

More than $3.5 Million awarded in school safety grants
Posted at 4:20 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 17:20:21-04

The next round of school safety grants have been awarded to 52 schools and school districts. According to the Wisconsin Dept. of Justice, combined, the 52 schools and school districts received $3,501,346.

School leaders can use the money for building safety improvements and training for faculty and staff. 
This grant money was made possible after Wisconsin lawmakers passed $100 million school safety legislation earlier this year after the Parkland, Florida school shooting. 

On Monday, more grants were awarded, which included three districts from Northeast Wisconsin. 

•         Kewaunee School District, $64,677
•         Kiel Area School District, $57,938
•         Reedsburg School District, $173,491

According to the DOJ, grant applicants are required to partner with law enforcement agencies to make sure that proposed safety plans will be effective and keep students safe. 

At this point, 735 schools and school districts have requested grant funds.