WI Dept of Justice School Safety Grant

WI Dept of Justice School Safety Grant
Posted on 07/12/2018
School SafetyLake Geneva Schools have been awarded a $110,192.38 grant to improve school safety.
 
On June 28, 2018, Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Lake Geneva Schools was awarded the grant through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program, administered by DOJ’s Office of School Safety.  As of today, 239 total grants have been awarded out of the 735 requests.
 
Gov. Scott Walker announced in March a plan to provide $100 million in grants to schools across Wisconsin for safety upgrades.
 
Lake Geneva Schools plan to use the grant funds to secure the five district school buildings through increased surveillance, fortified entryways, and visitor screening. Equipment purchases to provide these security measures include: HD Cameras (provide better visual access to potential threats); HD DVR (record camera feed for surveillance and review of past activity); Door entry fob system for an area of campus with access that accesses an exterior classroom area; Shatter-resistant film on entry doors to make it more difficult for perpetrators to gain access to the school buildings; and Silent Notification Alarms for exterior doors, district-wide, to email/text message specific persons responsible. Training and policies will be enacted allowing law enforcement and school personnel reaction time in the event of emergencies.
 
“School Safety is a top priority for us at Lake Geneva Schools.  As a Core Strategy in our Strategic Plan, we work every day to maintain an environment where students and staff feel physically, mentally and emotionally safe.  We have invested heavily in School Safety throughout the past several years and are extremely grateful for this grant money to further strengthen the safety in all of our schools”, James Gottinger, Superintendent, Lake Geneva Schools.
 
For more details about the School Safety Grants visit: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/office-school-safety/school-safety-grants
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