Three area schools or school districts have received school safety grants from the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Rock County Christian School, located between Janesville and Beloit, got $39,951. Two Walworth County school districts, Big Foot and Williams Bay, received $13,975 and $28,960, respectively, according to a news release.

The districts will use the money to train faculty and staff and improve building safety.

The state program offers two grants: the primary school safety grant and the advanced school safety grant.

The primary grant is used for such improvements as door locks and securing school entryways.

The advanced grant is awarded to schools that have met minimum security requirements, such as school upgrades and Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Informed Care/Trauma Sensitive Schools training for staff.

Each grant recipient must partner with law enforcement agencies to ensure upgrades and school safety plans are effective and contribute to a safe learning environment, according to the release.

Information about the grant program is available at www.doj.state.wi.us /office-school-safety /office-school-safety.

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