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$28 Million Awarded to Strengthen School Emergency Preparation
Ohanian Comment: Look at the list. It's strange. Does anybody have a theory about what's going on here?
More than 100 school districts have been awarded $28.6 million in grants to strengthen their emergency preparation and response plans, U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced today.
"We know that being prepared to deal with crises is essential to sound management of our schools. These grants will help school districts strengthen their crisis plans and collaborate with other first responders—fire, police, health, mental health and community groups—to develop a strategy to effectively deal with wide range of crises, natural as well as man-made.
The Emergency Response and Crisis Management program supports local school districts' efforts to improve and strengthen school emergency response and crisis management plans, including training school personnel and students in emergency response procedures.
A complete list of the 109 grant awards follows at the end of this release.
As part of the bipartisan No Child Left Behind education reforms, local school districts must provide assurances that they have plans that outline how they are working to keep their schools safe and drug free.
The No Child Left Behind Act is the bipartisan landmark education reform law designed to change the culture of America's schools by closing the achievement gap among groups of students, offering more flexibility to states, giving parents more options and teaching students based on what works. Under the law's strong accountability provisions, states must describe how they will close the achievement gap and make sure all students, including those with disabilities, achieve academically.
The grants are housed within the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, which supports efforts to create safe schools, respond to crises, prevent drug and alcohol abuse, ensure the health and well being of students, and teach students good citizenship and character. The office also coordinates the Department's efforts in these areas with other federal agencies.
More information about the No Child Left Behind Act is available at www.ed.gov.
Emergency Response and Crisis Management Discretionary Grant Program
Aleutians East Borough School District: $99,994
Sand Point, Alaska
Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center, Inc.: $98,100
Centralia School District: $100,000
Buena Park, Calif.
Santa Cruz County Office of Education: $196,719
San Juan Unified School District: $929,659
Chino Valley Unified School District: $246,985
Mt. Diablo Unified School District: $247,979
Orange County Superintendent of Schools: $499,934
Costa Mesa, Calif.
Fresno Unified School District: $496,846
Lake County Office of Education: $200,000
Lamont School District: $100,000
Long Beach Unified School District: $493,112
Long Beach, Calif.
Yuba County Office of Education: $228,987
Ontario Montclair School District: $198,080
Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District: $114,282
Poway Unified School District: $248,425
Rialto Unified School District: $241,906
San Jose Unified School District: $472,658
San Jose, Calif.
Capistrano USCL $249,374
San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Alisal Union School District: $100,000
San Leandro Unified School District: $250,000
San Leandro, Calif.
San Mateo—Foster City School District: $176,413
San Mateo, Calif.
Sonoma County Office of Education: $486,214
Santa Rosa, Calif.
South San Francisco Unified School District: $124,720
South San Francisco, Calif.
Temecula Valley Unified School District: $247,519
Temple City Unified School District: $97,548
Temple City, Calif.
Danbury Board of Education: $287,715
New Haven City School District: $455,777
New Haven, Conn.
Stamford Public Schools: $197,060
IDEA Public Charter School: $99,065
School Board of Manatee County: $248,935
School Board of Pinellas County: $446,337
School Board of Miami-Dade County: $902,523
Taylor County School District: $98,303
Seminole County Public Schools: $249,758
School Board of Sarasota County: $248,239
West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County School District: $499,854
DeKalb County School District: $496,184
Walton County Board of Education: $147,611
Keystone Area Education Agency: $498,431
Grinnell-Newburg CDS: $100,000
Waterloo Community School District: $177,039
Shoshone Bannock School District: $82,492
Fort Hall, Idaho
Idaho Falls School District #91: $100,455
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Champaign Community Unit School District: $180,069
Mount Prospect School District 57: $224,822
Mount Prospect, Ill.
Crawfordsville Community Schools: $98,500
Fort Wayne Community Schools: $333,470
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Northwest Indiana ESC: $477,700
Smoky Hill ESC: $438,310
Wichita Public Schools: $231,592
Boston Public Schools: $632,284
Gloucester Public Schools: $97,500
Hampden-Wilbraham Regional ISD: $108,935
Board of Ed of Allegany County: $246,345
Windham School Department: $486,439
Macomb Intermediate School District: $434,500
Clinton Township, Mich.
School District of Lincoln Park: $236,000
Lincoln Park, Mich.
Traverse City, Mich.
Traverse City Area Public Schools: $250,000
Waterford School District: $201,036
Kansas City, Mo.
Park Hill School District: $185,456
Picayune School District: $490,607
Hamilton School District #3: $223,285
Missoula County Public Schools: $175,600
Terry School District 5: $93,225
Alamance-Burlington School System: $253,175
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: $494,684
Durham Public Schools: $250,000
Craven County Schools: $237,320
New Bern, N.C.
Jones County Schools: $109,207
Beaufort County Schools: $93,126
New Hanover County Schools: $249,902
Rochester School Department: $90,961
Elizabeth Board of Education: $250,000
Questar III: $247,091
Sachem Central School District: $123,761
Southern Westchester BOCES: $109,284
Sullivan County BOCES: $242,755
Starpoint Central School District: $100,000
Orleans/Niagara BOCES: $457,530
Tonawanda City School District: $76,433
Akron City School District: $497,850
Cleveland Municipal School District: $500,000
Elyria City Schools: $242,874
Upper Sandusky Exempted Village School: $100,000
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Durant Public School District: $99,448
Lincoln County School District: $155,426
Umatilla-Morrow ESD: $241,780
Centennial SD 28JT: $232,441
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit: $403,640
Harmony Area School District: $97,410
Steel Valley School District: $100,000
Mid Valley School District: $142,350
School District Five of Lexington/Richland: $189,025
Richland County School District One: $248,832
Union County Schools: $114,514
Unicoi County Schools: $105,192
Alvin ISD: $190,113
Brazosport ISD: $262,568
Kerrville ISD: $104,493
Marble Falls ISD: $92,665
Marble Falls, Texas
Weatherford ISD: $498,591
Davis School District: $358,416
Portsmouth Public Schools: $199,704
Virginia Beach Public Schools: $466,967
Virginia Beach, Va.
Puget Sound ESD: $852,243
Seattle Public Schools: $494,144
U. S. Department of Education
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