The South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools is proud to announce that the district has become the recipient of approximately $200,000 in grant funding from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission’s School Safety Grant for safety and security purposes. The funding has been earmarked by the SEL Schools to provide physical security upgrades in classrooms and the buildings, in the form of interior and exterior locks for all doors throughout the district’s campus. In a stroke of innovation blended with this security enhancement, police officers will have immediate access to all doors once locked, if needed during the event of a lockdown scenario.
“Safety and security among our students and staff are a top priority for the SEL Schools,” said district Superintendent Dr. Linda N. Reid. “We’re thankful to the OFCC for their funding support, and we look forward to continued efforts to obtain future safety and security funding from all other available sources as well.”
Already, South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools safety officials are applying to one such additional outside source, in the form of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Ohio K-12 School Safety Grant Program. Through this grant, in partnership with the Ohio School Safety Center, and with funding from Senate Bill 133, which passed as part of the 133rd General Assembly, Ohio schools have access to funding for prevention, planning and protection. The South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools will keep the community apprised of future grants awarded for safety and security purposes, and thanks the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission for their dedication to student and staff welfare. Thank you for your continued support.