Iowa District to Use $500,000 Grant for Security Upgrades

Iowa District to Use $500,000 Grant for Security Upgrades

CCSD plans to install a shooter detection system, key fob access control, a wired and wireless panic button system, a paging system, a metal detector, two-way radios and upgrades to lighting. The STOP School Violent Act will pay for 75 percent of the costs for these upgrades.

Creston Community School District has received a $500,000 grant from the Department of Justice thanks to the STOP School Violence Act. The district will be using the funds for upgrades to safety and security.

CCSD plans to install a shooter detection system, key fob access control, a wired and wireless panic button system, a paging system, a metal detector, two-way radios and upgrades to lighting. The STOP School Violent Act will pay for 75 percent of the costs for these upgrades.

"This grant will allow us to build upon our thoroughly researched and collaboratively developed School Emergency and All Hazard Plan," Creston Schools Superintendent Steve McDermont said. "These funds will allow us to significantly upgrade our safety and security systems and to provide safe and secure learning environments for students and all other stakeholders in our schools."

The STOP School Violence Act was supported by Rep. David Young and became law earlier this year. It provides grant funds for schools to use in boosting security.

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