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Red Rock Elementary receives safety grant

Red Rock Elementary School will receive $136,500 in state funds to upgrade its safety and security. Bulletin file photo

Red Rock Elementary School will receive $136,025 in state funds to make safety improvements.

School District District 833 will receive $27,525 to make security upgrades to the school entrance and $108,500 for improvements to its communications system, according to a list released Oct. 3 by the Minnesota Department of Education.

Under the terms of the grant, the District could choose to install or improve access controls, keyless entry systems, door locking and glass integrity, door alarm systems, as well as structure changes to the main entrance.

Examples of additions or improvements to communication systems include electronic emergency notification systems for staff and first responders.

The money comes from $25 million in capital investment funds that were approved by the state legislature and signed by Gov. Mark Dayton earlier this year. Red Rock is one of 123 buildings in 90 public school districts and charter schools to receive a grant.

The state received 1,187 applications.

William Loeffler

William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 

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