More than 1,100 K-12 schools across Ohio will receive state assistance to pay for security upgrades that enhance the safety of students and staff, according to a statement by Governor Mike DeWine.
1,183 schools in 81 counties will receive nearly $47 million in grant funding as part of the Ohio K-12 School Safety Grant Program. Grants totaling up to $50,000 per school will be used to cover expenses associated with physical security enhancements such as security cameras, public address systems, automatic door locks, visitor badging systems and exterior lighting.
The Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC), in partnership with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, will begin accepting applications in the coming weeks for the $53 million in funds remaining in the K-12 School Safety Grant Program.
For more information on the security grant recipients, click here.