Schools receive security grants

Published 10:51 am Wednesday, October 10, 2018

All three of the elementary schools in Charlotte County are set to receive a collective total of $84,311 in grants from the state to install new security equipment.

Nancy Leonard

The Office of the Governor announced the grants Oct. 4, which awarded approximately $6 million to 102 school divisions throughout Virginia.

These funds, according to the Office of the Governor, could help school divisions pay for school safety equipment that include video monitoring systems, metal detectors, classroom locks, electronic-access controls, visitor-identification systems, direct communications links between schools and law enforcement agencies, and other security upgrades.

Charlotte County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Nancy Leonard said administration applied for the grants to specifically concentrate on additional security measures for Bacon District Elementary, Eureka Elementary and Phenix Elementary.

“We focused our efforts on Bacon, Phenix, and Eureka during this application cycle and look forward to purchasing and installing the enhanced security features such as additional cameras,” Leonard said.

“I am thrilled that Charlotte County Public Schools has received security grant funds again this year,” Leonard said. “We apply each year and these funds have been very helpful in providing extra security measures within our schools.”

“We are so pleased with this grant award because it provides us the needed funds to enhance the safety of our school buildings,” Leonard said.