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DOJ announces $4 million in school safety grants to 89 school districts and private schools

Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced an additional 89 schools and school districts that have been awarded grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program, administered by DOJ’s Office of School Safety. Combined, the recipients will receive $3,980,473 which will be spent on building safety improvements, as well as training for faculty and staff.

Following is a list of schools that have been awarded school safety grants: Continue reading DOJ announces $4 million in school safety grants to 89 school districts and private schools

More school safety grants announced: $2.9 million to 40 school districts and private schools

Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced a list of 40 schools and school districts that have been awarded the next round of grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program. Combined, the 40 schools and school districts will receive $2,895,658 which will be spent on building safety improvements, as well as training for faculty and staff.

DOJ said more grants will be awarded soon.  Continue reading More school safety grants announced: $2.9 million to 40 school districts and private schools

DOJ announces $3.5 million in school safety grants to 52 school districts and private schools

Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced an additional 52 schools and school districts that have been awarded grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program, administered by the Office of School Safety. Combined, the 52 recipients will receive $3.5 million which will be spent on building safety improvements, as well as training for faculty and staff.

Following is a list of schools that were awarded school safety grants on July 9, 2018: Continue reading DOJ announces $3.5 million in school safety grants to 52 school districts and private schools

State Supt. Evers asks Attorney General Schimel to use remaining school safety grant monies for mental health

State Superintendent Tony Evers sent a letter to Attorney General Brad Schimel as well as the co-chairs of the state’s budget committee, Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. John Nygren, urging that some of the remaining school safety grant funds be used on the following mental health programs noting that there has been strong demand for the programs from school districts:

Collaborative Community/School Mental Health Grants. These grants support school and community health providers in expanding mental health services to students.
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DOJ announces over $10 million in school safety grants to 147 school districts and private schools

Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced an additional 147 schools and school districts that have been awarded grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program, administered by DOJ’s Office of School Safety. Combined, the 147 recipients will receive $10,253,487 which will be spent on building safety improvements, as well as training for faculty and staff.

Following is a list of schools that have been awarded school safety grants: Continue reading DOJ announces over $10 million in school safety grants to 147 school districts and private schools

DOJ School Safety Director named and other updates/reminders

Office of School Safety/State School Safety Grants—Attorney General Brad Schimel has named Beloit Police Lieutenant Kristen Devitt to be the Director of the Office of School Safety.  Ms. Devitt is a former school resource officer (SRO) who currently oversees SROs in Beloit.  She is also a part-time instructor for the National Association of School Resource Officers.  Former Acting Director Glenn Rehberg will become the Deputy Director.

The deadline for School Safety Initiative grant applications was June 8th.  Since then (thru June 26), the DOJ has awarded more than 181 grants to the 735 applicants.  The DOJ continues to award grants as quickly as possible.  School leaders should please remember that grant-funded work must not begin until the grant award letter has been signed and returned to the DOJ. Continue reading DOJ School Safety Director named and other updates/reminders

Additional school safety grant recipients announced

Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced an additional 14 schools that have been awarded grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program, administered by DOJ’s Office of School Safety. Combined, the 14 schools will receive $1.7 million, which will be spent on building safety improvements, as well as training for faculty and staff.

Following is a list of schools that have been awarded school safety grants: Continue reading Additional school safety grant recipients announced