School Safety Infrastructure Grants

April 23, 2018

TO: Superintendents, Principals, Career Technical Education Directors, Independent School Headmasters, School Board Members, School Crisis Planning Team Members

FROM: Thomas Anderson, Commissioner of Public Safety

                   Heather Bouchey, Acting Secretary of Education

SUBJECT: School Safety Infrastructure Grants

DATE: April 23, 2018

Throughout the month of March, Vermont law enforcement conducted statewide school safety site assessments of public, independent, and tutorial schools. The intent of these site assessments was to identify school emergency preparedness strengths, areas for improvement, and future school safety planning, training, exercise and resource needs.

On Thursday April 19, the Governor held a press conference where he announced his intention to provide 4 million dollars in capital funding for public, private and independent schools for school safety infrastructure. Pending the capital funding approval by the Legislature, the Department of Public Safety, in collaboration with the Agency of Education and the Vermont School Safety Center, has developed the following school safety grant timeline:

June 1, 2018:  Requests for Proposals (RFPs) delivered to schools

July 1, 2018:   Proposals due back to Department of Public Safety

August 1, 2018: Grants awarded to schools

Read the complete School Safety Infrastructure Grants memo.