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Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) announced $498,739 in federal funds to improve school safety at Rio Grande City Grulla Independent School District (RGCGISD), formerly known as Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District. The funds, provided by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) School Violence Prevention Program, will be used for a variety of evidence-based school safety programs, including:
- Training for local law enforcement officers to prevent school violence;
- Placement and use of metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures; and,
- Acquisition and installation of technology for expedited notification of local law enforcement during an emergency.
“The COPS School Violence Prevention Program helps equip our schools with the safety measures they need to protect our students. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I worked hard to keep this program fully funded. We’re seeing the results of that today right here in Starr County,” said Dr. Cuellar. “In Congress, I will continue to fight to improve school safety in South Texas. Thank you to RGCGISD Superintendent Adolfo Pena, Jr. and the RGCGISD Board of Trustees for working with me to secure these federal dollars.”
To read more about the COPS School Violence Prevention Program, click here.