Columbus, OH – Eight Ohio school districts and two private schools will share nearly $243,000 to enhance their safety and security under an expanded safety grant program launched last year by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC).
“We want to improve workplace safety across Ohio, and that’s especially important in workplaces that house and educate our children, the future of this state,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie B. McCloud.
The grants, ranging from $10,838 for a school district in Richland County to $40,000 for a district in Shelby County, are the first awarded out of $4 million BWC has slated for PK-12 safety upgrades for fiscal years 2019 and 2020. BWC announced the funding last year as a component of its $1.5 billion rebate program.
The schools sharing $242,704 include:
Temple Emanu El (Cuyahoga County)
$28,950.69 to purchase security film for 178 panels/doors, six concrete crash barriers with installation, one security camera system and a key card system.
Yeshiva Derech Hatorah (Cuyahoga County)
$28,620 for building modifications to the entrance to restrict building access.
Indian Creek Local School District (Jefferson County)
$10,837.50 to purchase 170 trauma response kits to be distributed to the district’s four schools.
Highland Local School District (Morrow County)
$22,024.94 to install secured door hardware throughout the district’s four schools.
Jennings Local School District (Putnam County)
$24,698.83 for installation of a security camera system and a secure keycard system.
Plymouth-Shiloh Local Schools (Richland County)
$12,217.50 to install 18 indoor/outdoor security cameras with accessories and installation.
Adena Local School District (Ross County)
$39,974.20 for 44 security cameras with accessories and a panic alarm system with 54 pull stations.
Fort Loramie Local Schools (Shelby County)
$40,000 for 33 new security cameras with accessories, installation and software licenses.
Hopewell Loudon Schools (Seneca County)
$13,914.75 to install a motorized bleacher system.
Chippewa Local Schools (Wayne County)
$21,466.50 for 13 security cameras with accessories and software licenses to install on the district’s buses.
Learn more about BWC’s Safety Intervention Grant Program.
Source: Ohio BWC