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.