Bellino applauds nearly $1.9M in school resource officer grants for local schools

Bellino applauds nearly $1.9M in school resource officer grants for local schools

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino on Wednesday congratulated 14 area schools and districts awarded grants this week from the state’s School Resource Officer Grant Program.

“This nearly $1.9 million in funds will help support a safe and productive learning environment for our students,” said Bellino, R-Monroe. “These grants are part of a continuing effort to protect all Michigan students and ensure they can focus on getting the education they need to succeed.”

The Michigan Legislature invested $25 million in the current 2022-23 budget for the grant program to help school districts hire police officers for their buildings.

The Department of State Police Grants and Community Services Division administers the grants, and school districts must match 50% of the funding.

Grants to 195 school districts, intermediate school districts and charter schools were awarded by a panel of education and policing representatives, with priority given to schools and districts without a school resource officer and those with lower enrollments and less state funding.

Schools in the 16th Senate District receiving grants are:
• Blissfield Community School District — $154,125
• Camden Frontier School — $75,100
• Dundee Community Schools — $81,139
• Hillsdale Community Schools — $167,547
• Hillsdale County ISD — $147,410
• Hudson Area Schools — $96,750
• Ida Public Schools — $154,455
• Jefferson School District — $144,925
• Madison School District — $154,027
• Monroe County ISD — $200,000
• Pittsford Area Schools — $112,151
• Reading Community Schools — $99,704
• Sand Creek Community Schools — $131,691
• Summerfield Schools — $145,909

A complete list of recipients is available at Click on the “Award List.”


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