Posey, Vanderburgh County schools receive grants to boost safety


    Indiana continues to make strong investments to help students, teachers, and staff stay safe at school.

    Through Indiana’s successful Secured School Safety Grant Program, Posey and Vanderburgh County school districts recently received funding to address security needs like employing a school resource officer, purchasing equipment or enhancing physical security. During the legislative session, I authored a new law to increase funding for school safety and expand how these grants can be used, including technology upgrades that offer active alert warning systems, digital mapping and more. We also took steps to improve coordination with schools, local government and law enforcement.

    A total of 605 projects for 474 Hoosier schools recently received matching state grants, which can be used for a variety of items, such as resource and law enforcement officers in schools.

    In our area, safety grant recipients and award amounts include:
    Posey County
    • MSD North Posey County Schools, $100,000;
    • MSD of Mount Vernon, $43,606;
    • Saint Wendel School, $34,170;
    • St. Matthew School, $35,000; and
    • St. Philip School, $20,142.

    Vanderburgh County

    • Annunciation Catholic School at Christ the King, $34,500;
    • Annunciation Catholic at Holy Spirit, $41,895;
    • Corpus Christi School, $35,000;
    • Evansville Day School, $50,000;
    • Evansville Lutheran School, $27,921;
    • Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp., $100,000;
    • Good Shepherd School, $35,000;
    • Holy Redeemer School, $40,914;
    • Holy Rosary School, $35,001;
    • Mater Dei High School, $40,000;
    • Reitz Memorial High School, $50,000;
    • Resurrection School, $35,000;
    • Signature School Inc., $27,563;
    • St. Benedict Cathedral School, $15,500;
    • St. Joseph School, $30,000; and
    • Westside Catholic School, $24,414.