Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced four school districts in South Carolina will receive more than $625,000 in grant money to help develop emergency response plans in schools.
The funds will be used to improve and strengthen school emergency response and crisis management plans. Recipients must address all four phases of crisis response planning: prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. In addition, grant recipients must provide training to school personnel and students, coordinate with local law enforcement, have a plan for communicating policies and procedures to parents, and take into consideration the needs of disabled students.
Grant recipients include:
- Fairfield County School District- $100,000
- Georgetown County School District- $245,449
- Lexington and Richland Counties School District Five- $147,927
- Rock Hill School District Three- $132,371
The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.