624 Ohio Schools Receive Share of $42-Million for Safety/Security Upgrades

Governor Mike DeWine says 624 schools across the state have now been given more than 42-million-dollars to make safety upgrades at schools. This was the fifth round of money to be dispersed from Ohio's K Through 12 School Safety Grant Program.

Security cameras, automatic door locks and public address systems are just some of the items that will be purchased by schools with the money. DeWine says the funding that was just sent out means that every qualifying school that applied for a grant in all 88 counties has received money.

Schools located in Ross County will share a total of $584,376. A total of $184,376 goes to the Chillicothe City Schools, specifically to the Chillicothe Middle School and the Mt. Logan Early Childhood Center. The Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational Career and Technology Center has been awarded $100,000. The Union-Scioto Local Schools have been awarded $300,000 with 100K each going to the Unioto Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

A total of $317,601 will go to Schools in Pickaway County. $170,238 will go to the Circleville City Schools with Teays Valley Local Schools getting $147,363.

The Logan Hocking Local Schools in Hocking County has been awarded $200,723 which will be divided between seven different buildings in that school system.

The Washington City Schools in Fayette County are getting a total of $350,000 which will go to upgrades at the Washington High and Middle Schools, Belle Aire Intermediate and Cherry Hill Primary.

Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Local in Brown County is getting $224,432. Western Brown Local in Brown County is getting $99,681. Georgetown Exempted Village Schools in Brown County are getting $200,000.

Clinton Massie Local Schools and the Southern Ohio ESC in Clinton County are each getting $100,000.

The London City Schools and Madison Plains Local Schools in Madison County have each been awarded $300,000.

The full list of Ohio school districts to receive the school security upgrade grants is available HERE.

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