During the month of June, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has taken school safety to a whole new level. As part of Office of School Safety’s grant program, the Attorney General has granted millions of dollars to local school districts to improve safety measures. Some highlights of the grant program include improvements such as updating classroom locks and improving visitor screening. A complete list of grants can be found at the Department of Justice’s website.
Here’s the latest round of funding:
As seen in the Wisconsin State Journal:
“State Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Thursday that 147 schools and school districts have been awarded the next round of grants for safety improvements and training for teachers and staff. A dozen of 147 schools and districts are in Dane County and the surrounding area … So far, the state has announced $1.9 million in school safety grants, with the Madison School District receiving nearly $1 million.”
As seen in Fox 11:
“More than a dozen schools in Northeast Wisconsin are the recent recipients of safety grants … Some of the schools and districts in Northeast Wisconsin include: Ashwaubenon, Brillion, Denmark, Fond du Lac, Freedom, Green Bay Area Catholic Education, New London, Oshkosh, Ripon, Shiocton, Saint James Lutheran School in Shawano, St. Mary’s Springs in Fond du Lac and Wrightstown.”
As seen in News8000.com:
“La Crosse schools are included in the list of 147 schools and school districts that have been awarded in the next round of grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program. ‘The School District of La Crosse is extremely excited to be in consideration for this grant. We would like to thank Governor Walker, AG Schimel, our local legislators and the entire DOJ Office of School Safety for making this happen,’ said Scott Johnson, project director for the La Crosse School District school safety grant.”