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Continuing efforts to help keep students safe
[Madison, WI] — Last week Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the latest round of school safety grant funding. Following the previous announcement of grant awards throughout Wisconsin, Schimel is standing up for Wisconsin families and helping keep their schools safe.
Read and watch more about the latest round of grants to help keep schools safe here, or find excerpts from recent coverage below.
La Crosse schools to receive school safety grant funding
June 28, 2018
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.
According to Attorney General Brad Schimel, the 147 schools and school districts will receive $10,253,487 to be spent on building safety improvements, as well as training for faculty and staff.
“The DOJ Office of School Safety is moving fast to award school safety grants,” said Attorney General Schimel. “The nearly $10 million grants being awarded to large and small schools across the state, incentivizes school officials and law enforcement to make meaningful improvements to Wisconsin school safety through physical improvements and a focus on mental health training for school faculty.”
“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.
Read the full story here.