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Schools Receive Grants For Safety Programs

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November 4, 2013 — TheStatehouseFile.com

INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence visited Cedar Elementary School in Avon on Friday to announce more than $9 million in grants to districts for safety measures.

The Indiana Secured School Safety Board approved the grants.

“These grants will allow our public schools and school corporations to add resources that will help secure our schools so they can focus on educating our students,” Pence said in a prepared statement.

The General Assembly created the grant program last year to give schools matching money to hire a school resource officer, conduct a threat assessment or purchase equipment to restrict access to the school or expedite the notification of first responders.

School corporations, charter schools, or coalitions with enrollments of at least 1,000 students could apply grants up to $50,000 per year. Those with fewer students could ask for up to $35,000.

 

Northwest Indiana school districts receiving the grants are:

Jasper

·         Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools received $15,469.41 for school security equipment.

·         Kankakee Valley School Corporation received $25,235.75 to employ an SRO.

·         Rensselaer Central School Corporation $25,401 to employ an SRO.

Lake

·         Aspire Charter Academy received $12,718 for school security equipment.

·         Crown Point Community School Corporation received $50,000 for school security equipment.

·         Gary Community School Corporation received $25,000 for school security equipment.

·         Hanover Community School Corporation received $27,687.76 to employ an SRO.

·         Lake Central School Corporation received $39,463.50 for school security equipment.

·         Lake Ridge Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment, a threat assessment, and to employ an SRO.

·         Lake Station Community Schools received $40,000 to employ an SRO.

·         Merrillville Community Schools received $30,170 for school security equipment.

·         River Forest Community School Corporation received $7,100 for school security equipment.

·         School Town of Highland received $50,000 for school security equipment.

·         School Town of Munster received $30,298.60 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

·         Thea Bowman Leadership Academy received $15,000 to employ an SRO.

·         Tri-Creek School Corporation received $49,316 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

·         Whiting School City received $50,000 for school security equipment, a threat assessment, and to employ an SRO.

LaPorte

·         LaPorte Community School Corporation received $44,530.71 to employ an SRO.

·         Michigan City Area Schools received $49,974 for school security equipment.

·         MSD of New Durham Township Received $14,000 to employ an SRO.

·         South Central Community School Corporation received $17,000 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

Newton

·         South Newton School Corporation received $35,000 for school security equipment.

Porter

·         Duneland School Corporation received $35,000 for school security equipment.

·         East Porter County School Corporation received $49,549.50 for school security equipment.

·         Neighbors’ New Vistas High School received $35,000 to employ an SRO.

·         Portage Township Schools received $49,658.09 for school security equipment.

·         Porter Township School Corporation received $45,000 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

 

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