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Port Washington, WI: District uses $125K grant to "beef up security"/focus on mental health

July 3, 2018, Ozaukee (WI) Press: PW-S District nets $124,900 to improve school security http://www.ozaukeepress.com/content/pw-s-district-nets-124900-improve-school-security The Port Washington-Saukville School District will receive $124,906 from the Wisconsin Department of Justice to beef up school security. The district will use the money — part of a $100 million Wisconsin school safety grant program launched in April — to apply shatter-resistant film to windows around school entrances to prevent intruders from smashing their way into buildings….. In addition, panic buttons will be installed under the desks of two secretaries at schools that will allow them to override their buildings’ electronic lock systems and notify authorities that they are locked down. Dunwiddie Elementary School, where a $3.8 million addition was recently completed and other improvements were made, already has such a system, administrators said…. As the district makes physical security improvements to its buildings, it is also putting an emphasis on training, both to head off incidents by focusing on mental health and to teach staff members and students how to respond to armed intruders. …