Washington State Awards Emergency Response Grants to 80 School Districts

Nearly $7M awarded to districts around the state for emergency response systems.

OLYMPIA, Wash.- The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is awarding nearly $7 million this week to 80 school districts to help them install emergency response systems. These new systems will decrease the time it takes for police and other first responders to arrive and react to incidents at schools.

These grants were the result of Senate Bill 5197, passed in 2013. The intent of the bill was to encourage school districts to develop new emergency response systems using “evolving technology.” Districts had until March 17, 2014, to apply.

OSPI coordinated with the school safety advisory committee to develop grant criteria. A subgroup of that committee reviewed the applications and chose the grant recipients.

OSPI will work with districts to install the emergency response systems funded by the grants.

Here are the districts that received grants:

Arlington $34,992
Battle Ground $79,200
Bellingham $439,139
Bickleton $19,093
Bremerton $24,760
Burlington-Edison $21,000
Camas School $64,495
Carbonado $5449
Centerville $19,093
Central Kitsap $12,000
Centralia $3,500
Cheney $92,400
Cle Elum-Roslyn $34,480
Clover Park $149,400
Colville $57,828
Crescent $10,254
East Valley (Yakima) $48,950
Eastmont $100,000
Eatonville $20,300
Enumclaw $28,000
Everett $801,059
Evergreen (Clark) $112,500
Federal Way $201,230
Ferndale $97,900
Fife $65,030
Glenwood $19,093
Goldendale $57,279
Grandview $87,080
Granger $37,160
Griffin $3,800
Klickitat $38,186
Lake Quinault $8,000
Lakewood $23,328
Lyle $38,186
Mabton $55,740
Mead $314,447
Monroe $41,880
Montesano $13,300
Mossyrock $13,400
Mount Vernon $244,620
Napavine $9,800
North Thurston $73,500
Northport $10,000
Olympia $65,600
Orondo $3,500
Paterson $18,186
Peninsula $65,356
Prescott $28,800
Prosser $56,295
Puyallup $425,640
Quillayute Valley $71,261
Ritzville $36,266
Rochester $14,000
Roosevelt $19,093
Seattle $845,310
Snohomish $66,096
South Kitsap $35,660
Southside $6,700
Stanwood-Camano $34,216
Star $8,790
Steilacoom Hist. $191,000
Sultan $15,552
Sumner $64,650
Sunnyside $136,715
Toledo $10,500
Toppenish $120,914
Trout Lake $19,093
Tumwater $58,176
Union Gap $18,980
University Place $89,600
Wahluke $55,740
Warden $14,800
West Valley (Yakima) $97,900
White River $29,370
White Salmon Valley $57,279
Winlock $7,000
Wishram $19,093
Yakima $169,205
Yelm $11,250
Zillah $37,160

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