Local school districts to receive grants for emergency response

Local school districts to receive grants for emergency response

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Local school districts will receive more than $85,000 in grants to improve their emergency response systems.

The state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction awarded the grants to encourage districts to install new systems that will reduce the amount of time it takes for police and other first responders to react to incidents on campus.

OSPI awarded $56,295 to the Prosser School District, $18,186 to the Paterson School District, and $8,790 to the Star School District.

The grants were made possible by a 2013 state Senate bill that called on districts to use new technology to improve emergency response.

To see the full list of school districts that received grants and how much each district will receive, click here.