Appleton, WI: District gets $800,000 grant for safety improvements

June 21, 2018, ABC2, Appleton, WI: Appleton school district receives nearly $800,000 safety grant The Appleton Area School District is receiving nearly $800,000 from the state for school safety upgrades. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the latest round of school safety grants Thursday in Appleton. The Appleton Area School District is getting $767,207 from the Department of Justice's Office of School Safety. Here's the list of 14 grants announced Thursday: • Appleton Area School District, $767,207; • D.C. Everest Area School District, $239,975; • Unified School District of De Pere, $62,200; • Howards Grove School District, $66,757; • Lena School District, $61,720; • Menasha Joint School District, $164,600; • Mishicot School District, $63,090; • Muskego-Norway School District, $33,659; • Phelps School District, $23,107; • Saint Peter Catholic School, $20,000; • Sturgeon Bay School District, $103,930; • Waupun Area School District, $99,979; • Winter School District, $62,385; • Waupaca Christian Academy, $20,000 The grants can be used for improving building safety and training faculty in case of a shooting or other attack. … "Regardless of the size of the district it's important that we keep our kids safe and we want our students to feel like when they come to school it's a safe and nurturing environment. And so it's vital that we take every step we can to make it as safe as possible," says Chris VanderHeyden, Superintendent of Menasha Joint School district. The Attorney General says along with the addition of security measures to school buildings, an important part of this grant is to help teachers and faculty train on Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Informed Care before the end of the 2018-2019 school year. …

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