Money Awarded for School Security Upgrades

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Just over 700 K-12 grade schools in 57 counties will shared in $57.8 million for security upgrades in the latest grants awarded through a state program.

In our area Crooksville School District was awarded $300,000 for its elementary, middle and high school. Maysville will see $100,000 for their pre-school and Northern Local $500,000 for its three elementary schools, middle and high school.

The schools can use the funds for physical security expenses such as cameras, public address systems, automatic door locks, visitor badging systems and exterior lighting.

The grants are supported by federal pandemic relief funding from the American Rescue Plan.

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Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.