More School Safety Grants to Focus on Mental Health Training
July 25, 2018
[Madison, WI] — Attorney General Brad Schimel announced that after awarding over 500 school safety grants across Wisconsin, the remaining school safety funds from the grant initiative will be focused on mental health training. Schimel is once again proving that he is helping keep Wisconsin families and our children safe.
Check out what they’re saying about Attorney General Brad Schimel leading the way on school safety:
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: On Tuesday, Schimel announced he would offer schools more grants — this time to train 10% of each school or district’s teachers in “advanced mental health issues.” The grants would require schools to create teams of staff who work to identify and address students who might be threats to themselves or to others. Physical upgrades to schools also would be covered with the new grants.
From the Associated Press: Schimel on Tuesday announced that a second round of about $45 million in grants will focus on advanced training for teachers on mental health; the creation of local teams of educators, counselors and law enforcement to lead teams that assess threats and identify students in need of support; additional physical security upgrades.
From Fox6: Schimel said 97 percent of public schools and nearly 40 percent of private schools applied for the school safety grants the DOJ is handing out. More than 500 schools have been awarded about $36 million for baseline security upgrades. All remaining grant applications have been reviewed.
From WKOW: “After the last grant is awarded, nearly one million children will be safer because they attend schools that received baseline security upgrades and mental health training.