October 3, 2023

Willow Springs School District Receives School Safety Grant

WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. - The Willow Springs School District has been awarded $150,000 through the state of Missouri’s School Safety Grant Program.

The grant program aims to support school safety improvements, including physical security upgrades and associated technology (e.g., door locks, monitoring systems), epinephrine auto-injectors, and automatic external defibrillators.

“The Willow Springs School District has worked for years to create the safest possible environment for our students,” Superintendent Dr. Marty Spence said. “This safety grant will allow us to continue to upgrade current safety practices along with working on a new secure entry at the middle school. This is another really exciting opportunity for our district.”

Schools had to apply to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) through a competitive grant application process.


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