Schools in the region receive state grants for security equipment

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School divisions in the area received funds from the commonwealth to boost their security systems for the safety of students and staff.

School divisions in the area received funds from the commonwealth to boost their security systems for the safety of students and staff. (Picture: Courtesy of MGN.)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — School divisions in the area received funds from the commonwealth to boost their security systems for the safety of students and staff.

In the announcement of the grants totaling $6 million, Gov. Ralph Northam said, “Virginia’s public schools must be safe learning environments where our children can grow, thrive, and prepare for a lifetime of achievement.”

The grants will help schools purchase video monitoring systems, video internal communications systems, mass notification systems, visitor-identification systems, access control systems, two-way radios, security vestibules, and other security upgrades, according to the announcement.

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane said, “In many cases, the School Security Equipment Grant Program provides funds for divisions and schools to address specific vulnerabilities identified during annual school security audits.”

The following school divisions in the area were recipients of the School Security Equipment grants:

  • Alleghany County – $164,415 for Alleghany High and Sharon Elementary
  • Augusta County – $117,075 for Riverheads High, Stuarts Draft High, and Wilson Memorial High
  • Bedford County – $38,906 for Bedford Elementary, Big Island Elementary, Otter River Elementary, and Staunton River High
  • Campbell County – $35,145 for Altavista Elementary, Leesville Road Elementary, and Rustburg Elementary
  • Carroll County – $4,325 for Oakland Elementary
  • Charlotte County – $65,566 for Bacon District Elementary, Central Middle, Eureka Elementary, Phenix Elementary, and Randolph-Henry High
  • Danville – $16,637 for Grove Park Preschool
  • Franklin County – $34,699 for Boones Mill Elementary and Sontag Elementary
  • Grayson County – $25,221 for Fairview Elementary and Independence Elementary
  • Lunenburg County -$7,830 for Kenbridge Elementary, Lunenburg Middle, and Victoria Elementary
  • Lynchburg – $121,510 for Dearington Elementary/Innovation, Heritage Elementary, Robert S. Payne Elementary, Sandusky Middle, and William M. Bass Elementary
  • Martinsville – $80,553 for Albert Harris Elementary, Martinsville High, Martinsville Middle, and Patrick Henry Elementary
  • Montgomery County – $80,145 for Christiansburg Elementary, Christiansburg Primary, and Harding Avenue Elementary
  • Nelson County – $64,203 for Tye River Elementary
  • Pittsylvania County – $160,372 for Chatham Elementary, Gretna Elementary, and Kentuck Elementary
  • Prince Edward County – $34,621 for Prince Edward County High and Prince Edward Middle
  • Roanoke – $104,223 for Addison Aerospace Magnet Middle, Breckinridge Middle, Fairview Elementary, Fishburn Park Elementary, Garden City Elementary, Hurt Park Elementary, Lincoln Terrace Elementary, Monterey Elementary, Patrick Henry High, Roanoke Academy For Mathematics and Science Elementary, Westside Elementary, and Woodrow Wilson Middle
  • Rockbridge County – $92,000 for Maury River Middle School and Natural Bridge Elementary
  • Smyth County – $106,664 for Atkins Elementary, Chilhowie Elementary, Marion Elementary, Marion Middle, Northwood High, Northwood Middle, Oak Point Elementary, Saltville Elementary, and Sugar Grove Elementary

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