Nine area schools get state safety grants in newest disbursement

MADISON (WAOW) – Another 147 schools were awarded $10.2 million Thursday for building safety improvements through a state program designed to keep students from being hurt and "safe from violent attacks," Attorney General Brad Schimel said.

The money can be spent for building changes plus training for teachers and staff and is part of a $100 million school safety act the Legislature passed and Gov. Scott Walker signed into law earlier this year.

"No one should feel unsafe in a school," Schimel said in a statement.

The newest grants ranged from several thousands dollars – $8,503 to Saint Joseph School – to nearly a $1 million – $835,092 to the Green Bay Area Public School District.

Central and northern Wisconsin schools awarded money in the latest round of grants were:

-Adams-Friendship Area School District, $79,637.

-Bowler School District, $39,040.

-Gresham School District, $40,000.

-Laona School District, $40,000.

-Mellen School District, $21,139.

-Merrill Area School District, $108,753.

-Neillsville School District, $44,080.

-Stratford School District, $65,312.

-White Lake School District, $40,900.

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