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HSSD receives safety grant of $189,381

By Press Staff

SUAMICO – The Howard-Suamico School District was awarded $189,381 in school safety grant money from the Wisconsin Department of Justice on Thursday, July 19.

The district’s allocated amount is part of $100 million the DOJ is awarding statewide.

Thursday’s announcement for the HSSD was part of $4 million awarded that day.

The majority of the funds at HSSD will be used for shatterproof laminate on exterior windows at the schools’ main entrances.

Other projects include:

• Bay Harbor Elementary, public announcement/integrated security alert system.

• Bay View Middle Public, announcement/integrated security alert system.

• Bay Port High, exterior speaker replacement.

• District wide, radio replacement.

• ALICE Training: ALICE Citizen Certification.

• ALICE Training: ALICE Instructor Certification.

• ALICE Training: ALICE Organizational Certification.

ALICE stands for, Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, or active shooter training.

“The DOJ Office of School Safety is moving fast to award school safety grants,” said Attorney General Brad Schimel. “The nearly $4 million grants being awarded to large and small schools across the state, incentivizes school officials and law enforcement to make meaningful improvements to Wisconsin school safety through physical improvements and a focus on mental health training for school faculty.”

The district will also hold a student safety and school security summit at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at Lineville Intermediate School.

No one from the district was available for comment Thursday, but this story will be updated for the next print edition.

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