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Area Schools Get Grant Money For Enhanced Security

Area Schools Get Grant Money For Enhanced Security

Governor McDonnell says public school systems across Virginia will get $6 millionĀ for enhanced security. He says 459 schools are eligible for modern security devices. Those include metal detectors, visitor ID programs, and video monitoring systems that will link the schools to police and sheriffs’ departments. The grants will pay for new equipment at many schools in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Louisa, Nelson, Buckingham and Orange. The city’s Buford Middle School (pictured) is getting money for enhanced security. The same holds true for Johnson Elementary and Walker Upper Elementary. All of Albemarle County’s middle and high schools are getting the grants, and they will be joined by Cale, RedĀ Hill and Scottsville Elementary Schools.