Board Approves School Security Grants

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The Indiana Secured School Safety Board has approved more than $9 million in grants to support security efforts at schools throughout the state. Districts can use the funding for initiatives including threat assessments and security equipment.

November 1, 2013

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Surrounded by students and staff at Cedar Elementary School in Avon, today Governor Mike Pence announced more than $9 million in grant funding to local schools and school corporations through the Secured School Safety Grant Program. The Indiana Secured School Safety Board approved the grants.

"The safety of the students, teachers, and administrators in our schools is of the utmost importance to the people of Indiana, and I count it a privilege to distribute these resources to schools across our state," Governor Pence said. "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."

The program is a dedicated state grant fund that provides matching grants to school corporations, charter schools, or coalitions of school corporations and/or charter schools applying jointly to:

-Employ a school resource officer (SRO)

-Conduct a threat assessment

-Purchase equipment to restrict access to the school or expedite the notification of first responders.

School corporations, charter schools, or coalitions with an average daily membership (ADM) of at least 1,000 students applied for grants up to $50,000 per year. Eligible entities with an ADM of less than 1,000 students applied for grants of up to $35,000 per year.

The members of the Secured School Safety Grant Program are Mary Allen, Director of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute; Eric Bowlen, Principal at Ronald K. Bell East-Middle School of Martinsville; Doug Carter, Superintendent of the Indiana State Police; Mike Eslinger, Sheriff of Parke County; John Hill, Director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security; Scott Reske, Executive Director of Public and Governmental Affairs for the Indiana Department of Education; and Greg Zoeller, Attorney General.

Below is the county and school or corporation breakdown of the grant funding amount and purpose of those funds.

Adams

-Adams Central School Corporation received $38,450 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

-North Adams Community Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

-South Adams Schools received $21,600 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

Allen

-East Allen County Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

-Fort Wayne Community Schools received $50,000 to employ an SRO.

-MSD Southwest Allen County Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment.

-Northwest Allen County Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment.

Bartholomew

-Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation received $50,000 to employ two SROs.

-Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corporation received $11,475 for school security equipment.

Benton

-Benton Community School Corporation received $50,000 to employ an SRO.

Blackford

-Blackford County Schools received $50,000 to employ two SROs.

Boone

-Lebanon Community School Corporation received $50,000 to employ an SRO.

-Western Boone County Community School District received $50,000 for school security equipment.

-Zionsville Community Schools received $50,000 to employ an SRO.

Brown

-Brown County School Corporation received $50,000 for school security equipment.

Carroll

-Carroll Consolidated School Corporation received $29,230.40 for school security equipment.

-Delphi Community School Corporation received $50,000 for school security equipment.

Cass

-Logansport Community School Corporation received $50,000 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

-Pioneer Regional School Corporation received $12,500 for school security equipment.

-Southeastern School Corporation $43,152 for school security equipment.

Clark

-Clarksville Community School Corporation received $50,000 to employ an SRO.

-Greater Clark County Schools received $50,000 to employ an SRO.

Clinton

-Clinton Central School Corporation received $40,000 for school security equipment.

-Clinton Prairie School Corporation received $38,400 for school security equipment.

-Community Schools of Frankfort received $370 for school security equipment.

-Rossville Consolidated School District received $35,000 for school security equipment.

Crawford

-Crawford County Community School Corporation received $21,501.52 for school security equipment.

Daviess

-Barr-Reeve Community Schools received $15,000 for school security equipment.

-North Daviess Community Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment.

-Washington Community Schools received $50,000 to employ an SRO.

Dearborn

-Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation received $50,000 for school security equipment.

-South Dearborn Community School Corporation received $48,000 for school security equipment

-Sunman Dearborn Community School Corporation received $49,694.50 for school security equipment.

Decatur

-Decatur County Community Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

-Greensburg Community School Corporation received $50,000 for school security equipment.

DeKalb

-DeKalb County Central United School District received $50,000 for school security equipment.

-Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community School District received $50,000 for school security equipment.

Delaware

-Cowan Community School Corporation received $20,000 for school security equipment.

-Daleville Community Schools received $35,000 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

-Delaware Community School Corporation received $50,000 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

-Liberty-Perry Community School Corporation received $15,037.18 for school security equipment and a threat assessment.

-Muncie Community Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment and to employ two SROs.

-Yorktown Community School Corporation received $27,500 to employ an SRO.

Dubois

-Northeast Dubois County School Corporation received $14,650 for school security equipment.

-Southeast Dubois County School Corporation received $9,710.50 for school security equipment.

-Southwest Dubois County School Corporation received $15,000 for school security equipment.

Elkhart

-Concord Community Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment.

-Elkhart Community Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment.

-Fairfield Community Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment

-Goshen Community Schools received $49,995 for school security equipment.

-Middlebury Community Schools received $2,800 for school security equipment.

-Wa-Nee Community Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

Fayette

-Fayette County School Corporation received $25,000 to employ an SRO.

Fountain

-Attica Consolidated School Corporation received $50,000 for a threat assessment and to employ an SRO.

-Covington Community School Corporation received $34,900 for school security equipment.

Franklin

-Franklin County Community School Corporation received $50,000 to employ an SRO.

Fulton

-Rochester Community School Corporation received $50,000 for school security equipment.

Gibson

-East Gibson School Corporation received $10,602 to employ an SRO.

-North Gibson School Corporation received $50,000 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

-South Gibson School Corporation received $49,600 for school security equipment and to employ three SROs.

Greene

-Bloomfield School District received $35,000 for school security equipment.

-MSD of Shakamak received $15,000 for school security equipment and to employ an SRO.

-White River Valley School District received $10