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Wausaukee School District Receives Safety Grant
Issue Date: August 2, 2018
Wausaukee-The Wausaukee School District was awarded a $59,371 School Safety Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. State Attorney General Brad Schimel awarded nearly $5 million to 81 schools and school districts for school safety grants on Monday, July 30th in Eau Claire.
The grants are part of the Departments of School Safety Initiative, set up in the spring after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Wausaukee Superintendent Bob Berndt said the money will be used to purchase shatter-proof film covering for all doors, an upgrade to the schools video camera server with additional cameras along with an upgrade to the Districts PA system. This will also provide staff training on trauma-informed care and adverse childhood experiences.
Berndt said the District has been improving safety for the past several years, but this grant allowed them to address some remaining areas of need. The District plans to start immediately installing the protective film before the beginning of the school year and estimates that the total project will be completed by the first of the new year.
A second round of grants aimed at mental health and additional physical security improvements will be offered. Berndt said the District plans to apply for the second wave of grants from the DOJ.