Jefferson County Sheriff Receives Grant for Classroom Safety Improvements

Jefferson County Sheriff Receives Grant for Classroom Safety Improvements

MT. VERNON – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department has been selected to receive a grant for safety enhancements in area classrooms.

Over $830,000 in federal money was announced by Congressman Mike Bost Monday to strengthen security at schools at over 160 jurisdictions nationwide.

Those selected will receive the grants through a Department of Justice School Violence Prevention Program initiative that was introduced and signed into law in 2018. Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Bullard said the effort to get the $499,829 was spear-headed by Summersville Schools Superintendent Michael Denault.

 

Sesser-Valier Community Unit School District #196 received $90,285 to make advancements in safety.

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