School requests for security grants reach $13 million statewide


School districts across Kansas asked for about $13 million in security grants, more than twice the amount that the Legislature authorized this year to keep classrooms safe.

The Kansas Board of Education received requests from 153 school districts seeking a slice of the $5 million in security grants that the Legislature approved this year after the mass school shooting in south Florida in February.

A panel made up of representatives from the attorney general’s office, the adjutant general’s office, the Highway Patrol, the Kansas Fire Marshal, the Department of Health and Environment and the Education Department determined the . . .


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