State School Security Grants More than $9-million
November 6, 2013 — State funds are helping Hoosier schools take steps to be safer and more secure.
Governor Mike Pence was in Starke County today to announce a more than $9-million in grant funds to help schools enhance security measures.
The Governor met with students and officials at Knox High School, where he signed a check for $50,000 over to Knox. The funds are from the Secured School Safety Grant Program.
The money will help the Knox Community School Corporation upgrade security cameras at the middle and high school facilities. It will also pay to install stronger security equipment at front doors.
Governor Pence says school safety is a priority for both the community and students.
School officials say the money awarded will supply financial support for upgrades for the next two years.