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An additional 435 schools across Connecticut are receiving state funding to improve school security in the wake of last year's deadly mass school shooting in Newtown.

Governor Dannel Malloy announced Tuesday that $16 million will be spent to reimburse 75 local school districts for a portion of security improvements.

The awards were based on a school security assessment conducted by each local school district that applied for the state funding. Each participating city and town will be reimbursed between 20 and 80 percent, taking into account a municipality's amount of taxable property and overall number of need-based students.

 

Bethel requested $49,000 and has been granted $22,500.  The town's local match is $27,000 and the money will be used at three schools.  Brookfield requested $346,000 and has been granted $110,000.  The town's local match is $236,000 and the money will be used at four schools.

 

Danbury requested $122,000 and has been granted $74,000.  The town's local match is $48,000 and the money will be used at five schools. 

 

New Fairfield requested $385,000 and has been granted $157,000.  The town's local match is $228,000 and the money will be used at four schools.  New Milford requested $588,000 and has been granted $264,000.  The town's local match is $324,000 and the money will be used at six schools.

 

Redding requested $147,000 and has been granted $37,000.  The town's local match is $110,000 and the money will be used at two schools.  Region 9 requested $69,000 and has been granted $17,000.  The district's local match is $51,000 and the money will be used at Joel Barlow High School. 

 

Ridgefield requested $172,000 and has been granted $44,000.  The town's local match is $128,000 and the money will be used at nine schools.  Sherman and Wilton also submitted applications and will be receiving some state funding.

Some infrastructure improvements include buzzer and card entry systems and panic alarms.

 

In September it was announced that 36 districts, including Danbury, would share 5 million dollars to improve security.  Five Danbury schools received $55,000 in state funding and using a local match of $36,000.  Those schools were King Street Intermediate and Primary, South Street School, Morris Street School and the Alternative Center for Excellence (ACE).

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