Lomira School District Secures DOJ School Safety Grant

(Lomira) The Lomira School District along with 147 other schools have been awarded grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program. The combined school districts will receive over $10-million dollars to spend on building safety improvements as well as training for faculty and staff. Lomira will receive just over $85-thousand dollars. Attorney General Brad Schimel, who made the announcement this past week, says the Department of Justice is moving fast to award school safety grants and that the funds are to incentivize school officials and law enforcement to make meaningful safety improvements to Wisconsin schools. The focus areas the grant dollars will target include securing school entry zones with shatter resistant film, improving visitor screening through internal and external security cameras, updating internal classroom locks, installing playground security fencing and training for all staff on threat assessment and prevention. Grant applicants are required to partner with law enforcement agencies to ensure that proposed expenditures, visitor protocols, and school safety plans will be effective and provide students with the safest learning environment possible.