Three local schools receiving state safety grants The school districts of Menomonie, Rice Lake and Baldwin-Woodville are among 40 schools and school districts that will be receiving safety grant funding. State Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Tuesday that $2.8 million in funding through the state Department of Justice School Safety Grant program is being distributed for school staff crisis training and building safety improvements. Menomonie is receiving $168,808, Rice Lake will see
A handful of school districts in the Chippewa Valley were included in the state Department of Justice’s awarding of school safety grants on Monday, paving the way for security upgrades and emergency training at those schools. The grants are part of the department’s $100 million School Safety Initiative, set up in the spring after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla. The state DOJ awarded more than $3.5 million to 52 schools and school districts, according to a release from
MENOMONIE — School officials on Monday urged the City Council to help fund an additional youth services officer for the upcoming school year, but the city is weighing its funding options for now. The funding for this position is proposed to be shared 60 percent by the school district and 40 percent by the city. The potential new officer would oversee Menomonie elementary schools and the middle school. It’s estimated this position will cost the district $60,000 and the city $40,000.