House Bill 318: Lorain city schools receives grant for ‘School
LORIAN, Oct. 4, 2018: The Lorain City School District (LCS)
has received a grant from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s
Office to be used for school safety training as a result of House
Bill 318, which was signed into law in August 2018—the bill
appropriated $12 million for school safety initiatives,
training, and school climate programs.
The district received $5.65 per student, in a total amount of
“I hope that you find this funding useful to aid in your
important responsibility to safeguard Ohio’s children while they
are in your care each day,” AG DeWine said.
In the parameters of House Bill 318, districts can use the funds
for efforts such as school resource officer training, active
shooter and school safety training, educational resources and
training to identify and assist students with mental health
“We are appreciative of the generous contribution to our district
from the Attorney General’s Office, and grateful for its
continued support and understanding of the importance of school
safety,” Chief Operations Officer Jeff Hawks said.
“Through the passing of House Bill 318—and these funds allotted
to the district—we can continue to focus our efforts on safety
and mental health training within our schools.”
The district also took advantage of a free program provided by
the AG this summer, when drone footage was captured of each
school campus and provided to our operations office in order to
provide a more complete picture in terms of safety.
LCS will continue to seek out and apply for opportunities to
increase the safety and security of our scholars and staff,
especially when it comes at no cost to the district.
With Titan Pride,
Lorain City Schools