State Representative Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) said several schools in Marshall County recently received more than $237,000 through the state’s Secured Schools Safety Grant Program.
Jordan said the local funding is part of this year’s record-breaking school safety investments totaling more than $22.9 million in matching state grants headed to 425 schools across Indiana.
“School safety remains a top priority,” Jordan said. “With these grants, local schools can continue to make security upgrades and improve their safety plans based on their needs. It’s an important investment as the state and our schools take critical steps to ensure students and staff are protected.”
Schools receiving grant funds in Marshall County include:
- Argos Community Schools, $40,000;
- Bremen Public Schools, $45,000;
- Culver Community Schools Corp., $100,000;
- Plymouth Community School Corp., $27,750; and
- Triton School Corp., $25,000.
Funds can be used for resource officers and law enforcement officers in schools, equipment and technology, active event warning systems, firearms training for teachers and staff who choose to allow guns on school property, threat assessments, and to implement a student and parent support services program.
In total, the state invested about $133 million in matching grants through the Secured School Fund, established through a 2013 law. To learn more about Secured Schools Safety Grants and to sign up to receive updates about grants available through the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, visit in.gov/dhs.
Article provided by Rep. Jordan’s Office