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LCS seeks Stoneman Douglas Safety Act grant to increase student's safety
Posted at 7:03 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 19:03:55-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) — Leon County Schools is looking at new grant money to enhance the safety and security measures across the district.

It's part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.

In the third addition to the law, LCS is eligible for $509,098 in safety technology. Those funds would go toward more cameras and fencing in middle schools and shared campuses.

The district said they've added about 3,100 cameras across all campuses and are always looking for more ways to keep students safe.

"These particular grant projects are probably the largest chunks of funding that we've had to make immediate changes that have helped us improve school security at Leon County Schools," said John Hunkiar, the chief Safety and Security at LCS.

The grant is mentioned as a consent item under next week's school board meeting.

In the first year, LCS received about $1,000,000. Last year, they received about $600,000. This project would be completed in the next year.