MN schools receive $30M in safety funding

Created: October 09, 2019 05:44 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Wednesday, State Representative Nels Pierson, of Rochester, announced school districts throughout the state will be receiving a combined $30 million dollars to find safety initiatives.

According to a press release from the Minnesota House of Representatives, the money is coming from a one-time Safe Schools Supplemental Aid appropriation in the state's new education budget.


The money will be provided to school districts and charter schools on a per-pupil basis.

In Pierson's district Byron schools will receive $72,658, Chatfield $31,468, Dover-Eyota $39,431, Hayfield $24,284, Kasson-Mantorville $75,458, Plainview E-M $50,310, St. Charles $33,090, Stewartville $73,098 and Rochester $605,767

Pierson was quoted as saying, “Parents deserve to expect that their children will return home safely when they send them off to school in the morning [...] It is our responsibility to honor that priority. This school safety funding is provided in a way that local school districts and citizens can make safety improvements based on their particular needs, helping to maximize the effectiveness of our tax dollars.”

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