East Lyme schools receive state security grant

East Lyme — The school district will receive a $77,222 school security reimbursement grant from the state, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced in a press release this week.

East Lyme is one of 75 school districts to receive funds in a second round of grants from the state’s School Security Grant Program under the Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety Act, according to the release.

The funding will help the district complete its school security plan developed last winter, said Superintendent of Schools James Lombardo.

This year, the district has implemented new safety measures, including additional security cameras, school fencing and panic buttons, he said. The district used a town-approved $104,000 in Local Capital Improvement Program (LoCIP) state funds.

The recently announced funds will allow the district to finish safety fencing near schools and install all the security cameras called for in the plan, among other measures.

“This will allow us to complete that job and fulfill all of our goals of the plan we put together last February,” he said.

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