The Kansas Board of Education has doled out $5 million in security grants approved by the Legislature last session.
The state received proposals from 188 districts totaling about $14.4 million for the program, which has been funded by the Legislature since 2018.
The money can only be used for security infrastructure, security technology, communications for security, new school resource officers and Narcan kits that can be used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
The grants have a dollar-for-dollar match requirement.
The money was distributed based on $15.10 per pupil or actual dollars requested, whichever . . .