Security grants awarded to local school districts, MCC

Thirteen local school districts and McHenry County College are recipients of state security grants through the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

According to a news release, the money from the grants will be used for projects to install reinforced doors, shatter-resistant glass, physical locks and other security measures to enhance safety for students, staff and visitors.

“Nothing is more important in Illinois than keeping our schools safe,” Gov. Pat Quinn said in the news release. “These projects will strengthen security at main entry points, providing school personnel with critical moments to alert law enforcement, activate plans to protect students and save lives.”

School districts and college campuses applied for funding for more than $54 million worth of projects, the news release said.

In total, $25 million in grants was awarded throughout the state to help pay for 1,312 projects.

In McHenry County, the college and the following school districts received awards:

• Alden-Hebron School District 19 – $10,975

• Crystal Lake High School District 155 – $171,250

• Huntley School District 158 – $231,025

• Crystal Lake School District 47 – $200,725

• Johnsburg District 12 – $55,950

• Marengo-Union District 165 – $27,800

• McHenry High School District 156 – $60,200

• McHenry County College – $107,782

• Nippersink District 2 – $33,025

• Prairie Grove District 46 – $22,100

• Richmond-Burton High School District 157 – $14,263

• Riley School District 18 – $400

• Special Education District of McHenry County – $5,000

• Woodstock District 200 – $163,500.

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