Randolph School District Awarded DOJ School Safety Grant

(Randolph) A Dodge County school was recently awarded a grant through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program. Randolph is part of 55 other districts that will receive $4-million dollars in combined funding. Over the summer months, dozens of Wisconsin schools received money in round one funding to address security upgrades. The second round of funding aims to bolster student mental health. Attorney General Brad Schimel, who made the grant announcements this week, says during a summer where many schools were swamped with flooding, school officials quickly submitted their applications to prioritize mental health support for students. In order to qualify for the second-round funds, applicants must agree to send 10-percent of full-time teachers and counselors to a DOJ-approved adolescent mental health training. Appling districts must also establish school safety intervention teams based on a model set by the U.S. Secret Service which will engage behavior monitoring and threat assessments. Randolph is set to receive over $26-thousand dollars.