CG Schools receive $50,000 grant
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security awarded Center Grove Community School Corporation a $50,000 grant through the FY 2015 Indiana Secured School Safety Grant Program. Center Grove will use the grant to help cover the cost of its three full-time school resource officers (SRO). The district’s police department also includes and a dog trained in narcotics detection.
“We are extremely pleased to receive this grant for a second year,” said Dr. Bill Long, assistant superintendent of Center Grove schools. “The safety of our students and staff is a top priority for us. We have invested in our police department as part of our commitment. This grant will offset a substantial portion of that cost.”
Governor Pence announced Wednesday the $9 million in grants for 250 schools in the state. This is the second year for the Secured School Safety Grant Program. Center Grove received $50,000 in November 2013 as part of the program. To qualify for a $50,000 grant, the school or coalition must have an average daily membership of at least 1,000 students.
The Secured School Safety Grant Program is a dedicated fund that provides matching grants to school corporations, charter schools, or coalitions of school corporations and/or charter schools applying jointly to employ a school resource officer, conduct a threat assessment, and/or purchase equipment to restrict access to the school or expedite the notification of first responders.