As part of the state’s 100 million dollar school safety funding initiative, Whitewater received over $102,000 in the first round of funding. This week the Wisconsin DOJ announced that Whitewater will receive an additional $106,388 to continue to enhance the safety of our schools. Much of the funding from the second round of funding will be geared toward mental health training as well as threat assessment training for our District.
In addition to that training, the District will be adding additional products to windows in the schools that will allow for our welcoming daily use and also increase security in an active threat situation. Other approved grant purchase includes training staff on the use of specialized wound kits that have been proven to save lives in the event of an actual emergency.
While the largest amounts of time and energy will be focused on mental health and prevention of school violence, these additional resources, along with the purchases from our first round of funding, will help to make sure our schools are ready if the unthinkable were to ever happen here.
WUSD is grateful to receive these additional dollars which will continue to help enhance our school safety practices. A special thank you to David Brokopp and Lanora Heim for being the primary writers of the grant.The DOJ has announced our award to media in a press release which can be found here: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/news-releases/ag-schimel-announces-nearly-12-million-school-safety-grant-funding-167-schools-and