Numerous Hampton Roads schools awarded security upgrade grants

Photo Courtesy: Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe
Photo Courtesy: Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) – Governor Terry McAuliffe awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants across the Commonwealth on Thursday.

The grants will pay for new security equipment, direct communications links between schools and law enforcement agencies and other safety upgrades.

The divisions and regional educational programs awarded the grants in Hampton Roads includes:

  • Accomack County — $93,198 for Arcadia Middle and Nandua Middle
  • Chesapeake — $99,999 for Chesapeake Alternative, Great Bridge Middle, Indian River Middle, Jolliff Middle and Oscar F. Smith High
  • Colonial Beach — $16,521 for Colonial Beach Elementary and Colonial Beach High
  • Franklin — $99,879 for Franklin High, Joseph P. King Jr. Middle and S.P. Morton Elementary
  • Gloucester County — $78,877 for Achilles Elementary, Bethel Elementary, Gloucester High and Peasley Middle
  • Middle Peninsula Regional Alternative School Program — $4,800
  • Norfolk — $98,517 for Booker T. Washington High, Lake Taylor High, Matthew Fontaine Maury High and Norview High
  • Poquoson — $49,815 for Poquoson Elementary, Poquoson Middle and Poquoson Primary
  • Powhatan County — $15,128 for Flat Rock Elementary, Pocahontas Elementary and Powhatan Elementary
  • Southampton County — $99,924 for Capron Elementary, Meherrin Elementary, Nottoway Elementary, Riverdale Elementary, Southampton High and Southampton Middle
  • Suffolk — $55,776 for Creekside Elementary, Driver Elementary, Forest Glen Middle and Hillpoint Elementary
  • Virginia Beach — $97,382 for Corporate Landing Middle, Kempsville Middle, King’s Grant Elementary, Landstown Middle, Luxford Elementary, Ocean Lakes High, Rosemont Elementary, Salem Middle and Williams Elementary
  • Williamsburg-James City County — $54,432 for Clara Byrd Baker Elementary and D.J. Montague Elementary
  • York County — $8,880 for Grafton Bethel Elementary

The School Security Equipment Grants program was established by the 2013 General Assembly in the aftermath of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.

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