Over $9M to Indiana schools to improve safety

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INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced on Wednesday that more than $9 million in grant funding will go to more than 250 Indiana schools and school corporations.

Pence said the grants were made available through the Secured School Safety Grant Program. The Indiana Secured School Safety Board approved the grants.

In a release to News 18, Pence stated it is a great honor to announce these grants to our schools across the state.

“All of Indiana’s students deserve to learn and grow in a safe environment,” said Pence. “This is a large step in our partnership with Hoosier families and the local schools to help protect Indiana’s students.”

This is the second time Secured School Safety grants have been awarded. The first awards, announced in November 2013, also totaled more than $9 million.

The breakdown for funding showed nearly $5 million will be used to purchase equipment and more than $4 million will go to employ school resource officers. Additionally, nearly $32,000 has been awarded to conduct four threat assessments.

The awards, listed by county, for the News 18 viewing area are as follows:

Benton

  • Benton Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

Boone

  • Lebanon Community School Corporation was awarded $49,875 to employ an SRO.
  • Western Boone County Community School District was awarded $35,123 to employ an SRO and for equipment.
  • Zionsville Community Schools was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO.

Carroll

  • Carroll Consolidated School Corporation was awarded $44,900 to employ an SRO and for equipment.
  • Delphi Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

Cass

  • Logansport Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.
  • Pioneer Regional School Corporation was awarded $22,000 for equipment.
  • Southeastern School Corporation was awarded $40,800 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

Clinton

  • Clinton Central School Corporation was awarded $20,625.50 for equipment.
  • Rossville Consolidated School District was awarded $34,994.70 for equipment.

Fountain

  • Attica Consolidated School Corporation was awarded $35,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.
  • Southeast Fountain School Corporation was awarded $12,649.50 for equipment.

Howard

  • Eastern Howard School Corporation was awarded $50,000 for equipment.
  • Kokomo School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO.
  • Northwestern School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.
  • Western School Corporation was awarded $37,195.74 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

Jasper

  • Kankakee Valley School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.
  • Rensselaer Central School Corporation was awarded $26,670 to employ an SRO.

Miami

  • Maconaquah School Corporation was awarded $25,000 to employ an SRO.
  • Peru Community Schools was awarded $50,000 for equipment.

Montgomery

  • Crawfordsville Community School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.
  • North Montgomery Community School Corporation was awarded $41,700 to employ an SRO.
  • South Montgomery School Corporation was awarded $41,700 to employ an SRO.

Newton

  • North Newton School Corporation was awarded $50,000 for equipment.

Pulaski

  • Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation was awarded $17,302.43 to conduct a threat assessment and for equipment.

Tippecanoe

  • Lafayette School Corporation was awarded $50,000 for equipment.
  • Tippecanoe School Corporation was awarded $49,920.63 to employ an SRO.

Tipton

  • Tipton Community School Corporation was awarded $20,000 for equipment.
  • Tri-Central Community Schools was awarded $15,149 for equipment.

Warren

  • Metropolitan School District of Warren County was awarded $36,000 to employ an SRO and for equipment.

White

  • Frontier School Corporation was awarded $35,000 for equipment.
  • Twin Lakes School Corporation was awarded $50,000 to employ an SRO.
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