DOJ announces $5.5 million in school safety grants to 60 school districts and private schools

Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced an additional 60 schools and school districts that combined will receive $5,516,732 from the first round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) School Safety Grant program.  Grant funds will be used for building safety improvements as well as training for faculty and staff.

The news release issued by DOJ included a statement indicating that, “More grants will be awarded to schools that applied for the first round of grant funding soon.” To date 605 out of 735 applicant schools and school districts have been awarded $44,228,887 in school safety grant funding.

The release also noted: “Recently, Attorney General Schimel announced plans for a second round of grant funding by utilizing the approximately $45 million in remaining school safety money available. The second round of funding will focus on advanced initiatives to bolster student mental health, the creation of local School Safety Intervention teams, and additional physical security upgrades. K-12 schools, both public and private, are encouraged to apply for the next round of grants, which will be awarded starting in October. Schools interested in applying for the second round of grant funding must submit a mandatory “intent to apply” to the OSS by August 13, 2018.

Following is a list of schools that were awarded school safety grant on August 2, 2018:

  • Albany School District, $59,811;
  • Argyle School District, $55,450;
  • Assumption Catholic School (Durand), $17,692;
  • Ave Maria Academy (Pierce), $21,998;
  • Beautiful Savior Lutheran School (Waukesha), $21,680;
  • Beloit School District, $274,231;
  • Bethany Lutheran School (Kenosha), $9,895;
  • Cathedral School (Superior), $20,000;
  • Catholic Central High (Burlington), $19,876;
  • Central City Cyberschool (Milwaukee), $19,928;
  • Concordia Lutheran School (Sturtevant), $19,927;
  • DeForest Area School District, $102,091;
  • Gilman School District, $41,453;
  • Green Lake School District, $40,000;
  • Hartland-Lakeside J3 School District, $113,130;
  • Holy Hill Area School District (Hubertus), $39,171;
  • Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Grade (Manitowoc), $15,749;
  • Immanuel Lutheran Grade School (Wisconsin Rapids), $19,980;
  • Inst of Technology & Academics (Milwaukee), $21,730;
  • Johnson Creek School District, $46,550;
  • Lakeland School of Walworth County, $1,800;
  • Madison Country Day School, $19,961;
  • Maranatha Baptist Academy (Watertown), $11,102;
  • Mercer School District, $20,300;
  • Milwaukee School District, $3,308,665;
  • Milwaukee Seventh Day Adventist School, $39,574;
  • Most Precious Blood Grade School (New London), $20,000;
  • Necedah Area School District, $36,694;
  • North Shore Montessori School (Glendale), $17,339;
  • Oconto Unified School District, $104,358;
  • Palmyra-Eagle Area School District, $80,000;
  • Pardeeville Area School District, $24,370;
  • Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran School (Menomonee Falls), $19,990;
  • Saint Croix Central School District, $32,612;
  • Saint Gregory the Great Parish School (Milwaukee), $18,780;
  • Saint John the Baptist Catholic School (Plymouth), $17,438;
  • Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran School (Manitowoc), $16,809;
  • Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran School (Milwaukee), $19,125;
  • Saint Johns Lutheran School (Newburg), $17,185;
  • Saint Jude the Apostle Grade School (Wauwatosa), $20,946;
  • Saint Paul Lutheran Grade School (Bonduel), $20,684;
  • Saint Stephen Lutheran School (Horicon), $14,313;
  • Shepherd of the Hills Catholic School (Eden), $21,017;
  • Shining Star Christian Schools (Milwaukee), $22,940;
  • Somerset School District, $64,020;
  • Anthony School (Milwaukee), $19,326;
  • Mark Evangelical Lutheran School (Green Bay), $17,369;
  • Star of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran (New Berlin), $20,266;
  • The Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee, $66,090;
  • Tigerton School District, $42,310;
  • Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District, $25,087;
  • Tri-County Area School District (Plainfield), $39,576;
  • Trinity Lutheran School LC-MS (Racine), $20,530;
  • Turtle Lake School District, $60,330;
  • Unity School District, $45,373;
  • Valley Christian School (Oshkosh), $20,653;
  • West De Pere School District, $52,438;
  • Wild Rose School District, $57,188;
  • Woodlands School East, $39,832;
  • Woodruff J1 School District, $20,000.