School safety grants awarded to local districts

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Another round of school safety grants were awarded on Tuesday. This time, more than two dozen schools from Northeast Wisconsin received money to make their buildings safer.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the 40 schools and school districts received $2,895,658.

The money comes from the $100 million school safety grant passed by the Wisconsin state legislature earlier this year. Lawmakers drafted legislation after the shooting in Parkland, Florida.  

District leaders can use the money for building security, training for staff and mental health resources for students. 

The money cannot be used for hiring more school resource officers.

The DOJ says more grants will be awarded soon.

Here is a list of schools awarded grant money: 


•         Athens School District, $61,437;

•         Baldwin-Woodville Area School District, $40,900;

•         Bangor School District, $39,957;

•         Cassville School District, $38,930;

•         Central Wisconsin Christian Schools (Waupun), $19,822;

•         Clear Lake School District, $41,839;

•         Goodman-Armstrong Creek School District, $40,073;

•         Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran School (Greenville), $20,075;

•         Iowa-Grant School District, $41,785;

•         Kimberly Area School District, $180,000;

•         Melrose-Mindoro School District, $59,316;

•         Menominee Indian School District, $55,817;

•         Menomonie Area School District, $168,808;

•         Minocqua J1 School District, $60,000;

•         New Holstein School District, $59,993;

•         Niagara School District, $42,177;

•         North Crawford School District, $40,440;

•         Northland Pines School District, $132,746;

•         Notre Dame de la Baie Academy, $22,700;

•         Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School (Ashland), $20,560;

•         Owen-Withee School District, $66,585;

•         Peshtigo School District, $59,997;

•         Port Edwards School District, $62,062;

•         Rhinelander School District, $119,295;

•         Rice Lake Area School District, $114,268;

•         Saint Ignatius of Loyola Catholic School, $18,782;

•         Saint Luke's Lutheran School (Oakfield), $15,962;

•         Saint Mary Catholic School (Mayville), $9,255;

•         Saint Matthew Grade School (Campbellsport), $21,500;

•         Sheboygan Area School District, $492,032;

•         St. John Nepomucene School (Little Chute), $17,140;

•         St. Joseph Catholic School (Fort Atkinson), $20,000;

•         St. Paul Lutheran School (Luxemburg), $7,062;

•         St. Paul's Lutheran School (Howards Grove), $19,056;

•         Syble Hopp School, $19,312;

•         Three Lakes School District, $86,749;

•         Washington Island School District, $36,760;

•         Wausau School District, $406,194;

•         Winneconne Community School District, $51,997;

•         Wittenberg-Birnamwood School District, $64,275.

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