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Local Schools Receive Safety Grants

Posted On June 04, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

batesville-intermediate-school-11052010.jpg(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Local schools are sharing in $9 million in school safety grants announced Wednesday.

Governor Mike Pence said that 250 local schools and school corporations will be receiving funds from the Secured School Safety Grant Program. Schools had to apply for the grants with plans to use the money for equipment, school resource officers, or conducting threat assessments.

“It’s a great honor to announce the continuation of these grants to our local schools across the state. All of Indiana’s students deserve to learn and grow in a safe environment,” said Governor Pence. “This is a large step in our partnership with Hoosier families and the local schools to help protect Indiana’s students.”

This is the second ever round of school safety grants awarded in Indiana from the program that lawmakers approved following the December 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Grants for local districts are as follows:

 

Dearborn

• Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 for equipment.

• South Dearborn Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 for equipment.

• Sunman Dearborn Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 for equipment.

 

Franklin

• Batesville Community School Corporation was awarded $37,500 for equipment.

• Franklin County Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ a school resource officer.

 

Ohio

• Rising Sun-Ohio County Community School Corporation was awarded $24,400 to employ a school resource officer and for equipment.

 

Ripley

• Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation was awarded $35,000 to employ a school resource officer and for equipment.

• Milan Community Schools was awarded $50,000 to employ a school resource officer and for equipment.

• South Ripley Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ a school resource officer and for equipment.

• Southeastern Career Center was awarded $35,000 to employ a school resource officer and for equipment.

 

Switzerland

• Switzerland County School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ a school resource officer.

 

School corporations, charter schools, or coalitions with an average daily membership of at least 1,000 students were eligible for grants up to $50,000 while those with less than 1,000 students could receive up to $35,000.