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WSD3 schools receive $1.1 M grant for safety


Last updated 7/13/2022 at 1:47pm

Sam Briggs, APR, WSD3 Director of Communication

WSD3 Director of Safety and Security Chad Haynes holds one of the district's radios. A new $1.1-million grant will help fund new equipment.

Widefield School District 3 has been awarded a $1.1-million state grant to increase security and emergency response measures in local schools.

"The SAFER grant is helping to improve our communication between first responders and school personnel," WSD3 Communication Director Sam Briggs said. "The grant includes the purchase of communication hardware, software, and extensive training over the six-year grant period. The hardware includes two-way radios and tech towers at every school site."

WSD3 will use these radios for medical emergencies, disruptive or behavioral situations that require...

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