Congressman Kildee Announces GBCS To Receive Federal Grant from Department of Justice
Kildee Announces Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funds to Improve School Safety in Genesee County
Mount Morris, Grand Blanc Schools to Receive School Violence Prevention Program Grants
WASHINGTON — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-08) today announced new federal funding to help improve security at schools and on school grounds in Genesee County.
The federal grants, totaling $872,450 and awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, will help two local schools. The funds can be used to train local law enforcement officers to prevent school violence, invest in metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrents, and provide technology for expedited emergency notification systems.
The following mid-Michigan school districts will receive funding:
$500,000 for Mount Morris School District
$372,450 for Grand Blanc Community Schools
“Every student deserves to feel safe in their school and neighborhood. School should be a place where students can focus on learning,” said Congressman Kildee. “These federal grants will help support our local schools and keep students safe.”
“The School Violence Prevention Program will allow us to continue to create safer learning environments, protect students and staff, and foster a conducive atmosphere for education. These grants enable schools to implement proactive measures, resources, and training that mitigate the risk of violence, ensuring a conducive and secure space for students to thrive academically and emotionally. We are very appreciative of the work Congressman Kildee has put forth to support this work in Mt. Morris,” said Mickie Kujat, Superintendent of Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools.
“Grand Blanc Community Schools appreciates the advocacy for improved school safety measures from Congressman Kildee. It’s comforting to know that student safety is at the forefront of the conversations in Washington, as well as here locally. We will most certainly put these funds to good use in collaboration with our local law enforcement,” said Trevor Alward, Superintendent of Grand Blanc Community Schools.
For Grand Blanc Schools, the grant was written for the purpose of updating the P.A./communication equipment throughout the district.