Pendleton County receives federal funds to promote safety in Ky schools


McConnell Announces $3.2 Million to Promote Safety in Kentucky Schools; 10 Districts Receive Funding ‘To Help Stop School Violence Before It Occurs

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today 10 Kentucky school districts received a total of $3,169,388 to keep students safe in school. The competitive federal grant funding was distributed by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services’ (COPS Office) School Violence Prevention Program. According to the COPS Office, the funding can be used for coordinating with local law enforcement, training for officers to prevent school violence, and to purchase notification technology as well as deterrent measures like metal detectors, locks, and lighting.

“Violence has no place in our schools, and we have a responsibility to help create a safe environment for Kentucky’s young people to learn and prepare for their future,” said Senator McConnell. “I congratulate these school districts for their innovative efforts to help stop school violence before it occurs. As Senate Majority Leader, I’ll continue prioritizing the safety of Kentucky’s next generation, especially while they’re in school.”

School District Funding

Anderson County Board of Education $26,794

Fayette County Board of Education $499,355

Jefferson County Board of Education $500,000

McCracken County Public Schools $145,069

Metcalfe County Schools Police Department $461,505

Monroe County Board of Education $365,417

Nelson County Public Schools Police Department $344,872

Pendleton County School District $255,075

Taylor County School District $214,650

Whitley County Board of Education $356,651

Press release from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office