Michigan picks schools to share $25M for security upgrades

Posted at 1:35 PM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 13:35:11-04

The state of Michigan is giving $25 million in grants to select public and private schools to upgrade door locks and other security features in the wake of mass school shootings in other states.

The state police received 407 applications requesting $69 million — far more than the $25 million authorized by the Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder. The agency announced this week that it is giving the $25 million to 114 school districts, 42 private schools, 22 charter schools and 10 regional districts.

Some recipients must provide matching funds, while others do not have to do so. Schools must spend their grant by Sept. 30, 2019.

Of the schools, Marshall Public Schools received the most money with $1 million, followed by Grand Rapids Public Schools at over $866,000 and Detroit Public Schools Community District with $750,000.

Snyder says the grants are part of a "proactive approach" to help prevent tragedies in schools.

Check out the list of schools below.

List 1 of school awards by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd

List 2 of school awards by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd