Bunker Hill schools receive safety grant


BUNKER HILL – Bunker Hill School District received a $188,192 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing for the district’s School Violence Prevention Program proposal .

The district submitted the grant proposal over the summer. The grant will fund 75% of the security upgrades needed at the district’s two campuses.

Bunker Hill Superintendent Todd Dugan said the grant will be used to upgrade surveillance cameras throughout the district as well as build a secure vestibule entrance to Bunker Hill High School. Other upgrades include the addition of visitor management hardware and software, push notification software, strategically placed panic button alarms and other necessary security upgrades.

“We are very grateful for the cooperation with the Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office and the Bunker Hill Police Department for their consultation and approval of this funding opportunity for Bunker Hill 8,” Dugan said.

Each year, the program provides selected schools with up to 75% funding for coordination with law enforcement; training local law enforcement officials to prevent student violence; metal detectors, locks, lighting and other deterrents; technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement in the event of an emergency; and other security measures.

For more information about the grant, visit: https://cops.usdoj.gov/svpp.


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