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Rep. Troy announces funding for school safety support

February 6, 2023
Daniel P. Troy News

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COLUMBUS – Rep. Daniel Troy (D-Willowick) announced today funding for school safety support totaling $407,159 for five schools serving his district. This funding will provide support for physical safety and security upgrades.

The funding was allocated through a grant program by the Ohio General Assembly as part of House Bill 45 as well as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which was passed by Congress in 2021.

The five schools serving Representative Troy’s district receiving the most recent round of funds are as follows: Mater Dei Academy ($100,000), Bellflower Elementary School ($64,182), Lake Elementary School ($67,977), Ridge Elementary School ($100,000), St. Mary of the Assumption ($75,000).

“Unfortunately, too many incidents over the past few years have alerted us to the need for improved school safety precautions and advanced security mechanisms to keep our kids and teachers out of harm's way,” said Rep. Troy. “I’m pleased that we were able to reach a bipartisan agreement in passing legislation in late 2022 to create this pool of state and federal dollars to fund another round of school safety grants for buildings that were not funded in earlier distributions.”

Most of the other school buildings in Representative Troy’s district received school safety grant dollars in earlier distributions from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.