Area School Divisions Get VDOE Security Equipment Grants

The Colonial Beach school division abd divisions in Essex, Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex counties receive Virginia Department of Education grants for school security equipment. The grants will fund surveillance cameras, communication systems and visitor badging systems among other measures. Officials say awards were given to schools with the highest need for modern security equipment and schools with a high number of reported student offenses. The state will require a local match of 25% for most divisions.