On Monday, July 9, Attorney General Brad Schimel announced a list of 52 schools and school districts that have been awarded the next round of grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program, administered by DOJ's Office of School Safety. Combined, the 52 schools and school districts will receive $3,501,346 which will be spent on building safety improvements, as well as training for faculty and staff. More grants will be awarded soon. A list of all 735 schools and school districts that have requested grant funds is available on the DOJ website.
"Momentum to improve school safety, training, and law enforcement collaboration continues with today's school safety grant awards," said Attorney General Schimel. "The public safety professionals at DOJ, in conjunction with dozens of educational and mental health response professionals, established a meaningful way to improve school safety by strengthening response to mental health crises and improving the physical safety of school buildings."
Additional information regarding School Safety Grant funding may be found by viewing the DOJ press release here.
Pictured above L to R: Elmbrook Chief Strategy Officer Chris Thompson, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and Elmbrook Director of Facilities Randy Johnston.