School System Lands Anti-Violence Funding

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The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township in Indianapolis nearly $1 million over the next five years to help prevent student violence. The funding comes from the department's Project Prevent program.

September 19, 2014

News Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Metropolitan School District in Pike Township was awarded nearly $1 million dollars over the course of the next five years to help prevent violence and reduce negative student behavior. The money is part of the Project Prevent grant program, a program aimed at expanding the capacity of local education agencies to more effectively assist affected schools in communities exposed to violence.

In June, Congressman Andr? Carson sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, on behalf of Metropolitan School District’s $998,573 award.

"Breaking the cycle of violence begins with our youth," said Carson. "This grant will provide funding for increased conflict resolution and counseling services that will help stop violence before it begins."

Source: Office of U.S. Congressman Andr? Carson