Public schools in Gloucester and Mathews are among the 434 Virginia schools that will receive money in the state’s fourth round of school security grants.
The latest round was announced last Thursday by Governor Terry McAuliffe and totals $6 million. The grants require a 25 percent local match.
Mathews Public Schools will receive $14,048 that will be used to add lockdown tones and switches to improve security systems at all three county schools, according to school division superintendent Nancy Welch.
Welch said grant money received by the division in the third round of grant distributions was used to upgrade security cameras and this latest round will further enhance school security.
Gloucester will receive $78,877 in this round of school security grants to improve security at Achilles and Bethel Elementary, Peasley Middle School and Gloucester High School. John Hutchinson, school division assistant superintendent for administrative services, s...
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