Surry County Public Schools awarded $100,000 Security and Equipment Grant by Governor Ralph Northam

**Surry County Public Schools awarded $100,000 Security and Equipment Grant by Governor Ralph Northam**

Surry County Public Schools (SCPS) was awarded $100,000 by Governor Ralph Northam in School Security and Equipment grants.  A total of $6 million was awarded to 102 school divisions and regional educational programs across the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The School Security Equipment Competitive Grants program was established by the 2013 General Assembly.

The grant will support Surry’s efforts to enhance interior and exterior security monitoring, visitor identification systems and building access control capabilities at each of the division’s three school locations.  SCPS is 1 of only 13 school divisions among the 102 receiving grants to be awarded the maximum amount of $100,000.  Since 2016, SCPS has been awarded just over $334,000 in security equipment grants.

For more information about the statewide grant, visit the Virginia Department of Education website.