NEWS RELEASE James F. Lane Ed.D | Superintendent of Public Instruction For Immediate Release: December 30, 2021 Contact: Ken Blackstone 804-225-2543 VDOE Announces $12 Million in School Security Equipment Grants RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Education today announced $12 million in state School Security Equipment Grants to protect students, faculty and visitors in 583 schools in 93 school divisions. The grants will pay for video monitoring systems, voice and video internal communications systems, school bus interior cameras, mass notification systems, visitoridentification systems, access control systems, two-way radios, security vestibules and other security upgrades. “The health and safety of students and school staff is paramount,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane. “These grants are an important part of equipping schools with the systems necessary to mitigate security risks, detect threats and connect schools with first responders. The commonwealth continues to lead the nation in proactively addressing school safety as VDOE works in partnership with other state agencies and local school divisions to keep students, faculty and visitors safe in our schools.” The criteria for making the awards — developed by VDOE and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services — give priority to schools most in need of modern security equipment, schools with relatively high numbers of offenses, schools with equipment needs identified by a school security audit, and schools in divisions least able to afford security upgrades. The divisions awarded grants are as follows:  Albemarle County — $150,931 for Agnor-Hurt Elementary, Broadus Wood Elementary, Community Lab School, Jack Jouett Middle, Jackson P. Burley Middle. Joseph T. Henley Middle, Lakeside Middle, Leslie H. Walton Middle, Mary Carr Greer Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, Red Hill Elementary, Scottsville Elementary, Stony Point Elementary and Woodbrook Elementary.  Alleghany County — $91,999 for Alleghany High, Callaghan Elementary, Clifton Middle, Mountain View Elementary and Sharon Elementary.  Amelia County — $28,800 for Amelia County High and Amelia County Middle  Amherst County — $213,395 for Amelon Elementary, Amherst County High, Amherst Middle, Central Elementary, Elon Elementary, Madison Heights Elementary, Monelison Middle and Temperance Elementary.  Appomattox County — $105,600 for Appomattox County High, Appomattox Elementary, Appomattox Middle and Appomattox Primary.  Augusta County — $59,043 for Buffalo Gap High, Riverheads Elementary and S. Gordon Stewart Middle.  Bath County — $139,154 for Bath County High, Millboro Elementary and Valley Elementary.  Bedford County — $166,410 for Bedford Elementary, Bedford Primary, Big Island Elementary, Boonsboro Elementary, Forest Elementary, Goodview Elementary, Huddleston Elementary, Jefferson Forest High, Liberty High, Moneta Elementary, New London Academy Elementary, Otter River Elementary, Staunton River High, Staunton River Middle and Stewartsville Elementary. (more)                       Buchanan County — $71,200 for Council Elementary/Middle, Hurley Elementary/Middle, Riverview Elementary/Middle and Twin Valley Elementary/Middle. Buena Vista — $27,298 for Parry McCluer High. Caroline County — $199,945 for Bowling Green Elementary, Caroline High, Caroline Middle, Lewis and Clark Elementary and Madison Elementary. Carroll County — $62,240 for Carroll County High, Carroll County Middle, Fancy Gap Elementary, Gladesboro Elementary, Gladeville Elementary, Hillsville Elementary and St. Paul School. Charlotte County — $133,440 for Bacon District Elementary, Central Middle, Eureka Elementary, Phenix Elementary and Randolph-Henry High. Charlottesville — $250,000 for Buford Middle, Burnley-Moran Elementary, Charlottesville High, Johnson Elementary and Walker Upper Elementary. Chesapeake — $179,734 for Great Bridge High and Oscar F. Smith High. Colonial Beach — $12,560 for Colonial Beach Elementary and Colonial Beach High. Colonial Heights — $32,436 for Colonial Heights Middle, Lakeview Elementary, North Elementary and Tussing Elementary. Covington — $80,000 for Covington High. Cumberland County — $132,124 for Cumberland Elementary, Cumberland High and Cumberland Middle. Danville — $94,330 for Edwin A. Gibson Elementary, Forest Hills Elementary, G.L.H. Johnson Elementary, Galileo Magnet High, George Washington High, Grove Park Preschool, O. Tren

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