The Grand County School District will soon be improving school safety measures, after receiving a federal grant to fund greater coordination with law enforcement, video surveillance advancements, and updated communication technology to connect staff, law enforcement and first responders.
In a statement, the school district reported that it was the only entity in Utah to receive the award from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community-Oriented Policing Services and the School Violence Prevention Program. The roughly $114,000 in funding will go primarily to video surveillance equipment and communication technology. Funding will also support local law enforcement training related to school safety.
Revised school safety plans and drills with the school district, law enforcement, and first responders will evaluate improvements and “ensure the ultimate goal of safety and well-being for students and staff,” a statement released by the district said.