Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel launched the state Department of Justice’s Safe Schools Week by attending a mental health training and awarding more safety grants. These second round of grants are for schools to improve mental health training of teachers and administrators. The Attorney General awarded the last $45 million in safety grants this week in one final round.
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Wisconsin DOJ: As part of Wisconsin Safe Schools Week, Attorney General Brad Schimel attended an adolescent mental health training in Madison today, and announced that the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of School Safety (OSS) has completed awarding the second round of school safety grant funding. OSS will hold trainings for more than 500 law enforcement and educators across the state this week. OSS Advisory Committee will also hold its first meeting.
NBC 15: Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel announced on Monday afternoon that nearly 600 schools have received funds as part of a $100 million school safety grant … The announcement comes as schools in our state begin school safety week. The grant money will be used to improve mental health response, school safety and educator training. The Department of Justice said they plan to give mental health training to more than 5000 teachers by 2019. Schimel said $6 million in grant funding remains. This will be used to fund a series of resources statewide.
Channel 3000: The Sun Prairie Area School District was awarded $463,308 in addition to the $300,000 given to them in the first round. The district said the money will go to multiple safety projects, including mental health and threat assessment training for staff as well as the addition of a visual buzz-in system at the school’s entrance so the office can see the person they’re allowing in.