Corbin Independent Schools receives grant to improve school safety

Published: Oct. 22, 2019 at 9:47 PM EDT
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The Department of Justice announced $85 million in grants to improve school safety. You can read the full story

Corbin Independent Schools received some of the federal grant money.

"It will pay for equipment, resources to equip buildings, facilities, and buses with resources that will make everything safer," said Mark Daniels, Corbin Independent School's director of support services.

The funding will go to putting safety film on the bottom windows of Corbin Elementary.

"It makes them more 'shatterproof,' if something happens to the school, and it goes into lockdown they'll have some time to react to the situation," said Assistant Superintendent Cindy Davis.

School buses will also get upgraded windows as well as cameras.

"We want the students to come to school and feel safe," said Davis.

More than $150,000 was awarded to the school district.

"When we're in the kid business and we're trying to make all of the facilities and every place where they're at safer, it makes the parents feel safer, the kids feel safer, and that's a great thing," Davis added.

Letcher and Clay Counties also received grants to upgrade school safety.

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