Madison schools get grant to improve security

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Madison schools and police department received a $250,000 federal grant to improve security at high schools.

The grant, from the U.S. Department of Justice, will be used to train teams at the schools to respond to various crises.

The U.S. Congress approved the grant earlier this year, part of the “STOP School Violence Act of 2018.”

“School safety is every district’s top priority, and it relies on our proactive systems and protocols, as well as the strength of our school communities,” Safety Coordinator Joe Balles said. “Through this grant, we’ll be able to do more critical work on building relationships and strong school climates.”