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434 Virginia schools are about to get a security update

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia is about to spend $6 million to improve security at 434 schools. The money, part of a School Security Equipment Grant established after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, will pay for things like video monitoring systems, metal detectors, electronic-access controls, visitor-identification systems, and direct communications links between schools and police, according to the governor’s office.

“School safety is a fundamental element of offering every Virginia student a world class education in an environment where they can learn, grow and thrive,” Governor McAuliffe said. “These grants will give our administrators the resources they need to keep students and educators safe so they can focus on preparing for success in the new Virginia economy.”

Once the 434 schools get the security update, the governor’s office said more than 1,700 schools will have the upgraded security.

“Parents rightfully expect that public schools will provide safe and orderly environments in which all students can focus on learning,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven Staples said
“The enhancements and systems supported by these grants will help schools meet this basic expectation.”

Here are the schools receiving security system funding:

Accomack County — $93,198 for Arcadia Middle and Nandua Middle

Albemarle County — $83,914 for Albemarle High, Brownsville Elementary, Hollymead Elementary, Monticello High, Stony Point Elementary, Western Albemarle High and Woodbrook Elementary

Alexandria — $57,560 for Francis C. Hammond Middle and George Washington Middle

Alleghany County — $73,247 for Alleghany High, Callaghan Elementary and Clifton Middle

Amherst County — $70,560 for Amherst County High

Appomattox County — $68,000 for Appomattox County High, Appomattox Elementary, Appomattox Middle and Appomattox Primary

Augusta County — $42,408 for Beverley Manor Elementary, Beverley Manor Middle, Buffalo Gap High, Craigsville Elementary, Guy K. Stump Elementary, North River Elementary and Verona Elementary

Bath County — $11,377 for Bath County High, Millboro Elementary and Valley Elementary

Bedford County — $26,639 for Bedford County Alternative Education Center, Bedford Elementary, Montvale Elementary and New London Academy Elementary

Bland County — $44,318 for Bland County Elementary and Bland County High

Bridging Communities Regional Career and Technical Center — $5,200

Brunswick County — $41,872 for Brunswick High, James S. Russell Middle, Meherrin-Powellton Elementary, Red Oak-Sturgeon Elementary and Totaro Elementary

Buchanan County — $96,909 for Buchanan County Technology and Career Center, Council Elementary/Middle, Council High, Grundy High, Hurley Elementary/Middle, Hurley High, J.M. Bevins Elementary, Riverview Elementary/Middle, Twin Valley Elementary/Middle and Twin Valley High

Buckingham County — $15,299 for Buckingham County Prekindergarten Center, Buckingham County High and Buckingham County Middle

Buena Vista — $4,500 for Parry McCluer High and Parry McCluer Middle

Campbell County — $86,027 for Altavista Elementary, Altavista High, Brookneal Elementary, Brookville High, Brookville Middle, Campbell County Technical Center, Concord Elementary, Cornerstone Learning Center, Leesville Road Elementary, Rustburg Elementary, Rustburg High, Rustburg Middle, Tomahawk Elementary and Yellow Branch Elementary

Caroline County — $100,000 for Lewis and Clark Elementary and Madison Elementary

Carroll County — $87,120 for Carroll County Education Center, Carroll County High, Carroll County Middle, Fancy Gap Elementary, Gladesboro Elementary, Gladeville Elementary, Hillsville Elementary, Laurel Elementary, Oakland Elementary and St. Paul School

Charles City County — $53,427 for Charles City County Elementary and Charles City County High

Charlotte County — $99,999 for Central Middle and Randolph-Henry High

Charlottesville — $38,616 for Buford Middle, Burnley-Moran Elementary, Charlottesville High, Clark Elementary, Greenbrier Elementary, Jackson-Via Elementary, Johnson Elementary, Venable Elementary and Walker Upper Elementary

Chesapeake — $99,999 for Chesapeake Alternative, Great Bridge Middle, Indian River Middle, Jolliff Middle and Oscar F. Smith High

Colonial Beach — $16,521 for Colonial Beach Elementary and Colonial Beach High

Colonial Heights — $65,153 for Colonial Heights High, Colonial Heights Middle, Colonial Heights Technical Center, North Elementary and Tussing Elementary

Covington — $33,462 for Covington High and Jeter-Watson Intermediate

Culpeper County — $66,074 for Eastern View High and Farmington Elementary

Cumberland County — $64,000 for Cumberland High

Danville — $66,220 for Galileo Magnet High and George Washington High

Dickenson County — $98,332 for Clintwood Elementary, Ervinton Elementary and Sandlick Elementary

Dinwiddie County — $81,959 for Dinwiddie County High, Dinwiddie County Middle, Dinwiddie Elementary, Midway Elementary, Southside Elementary, Sunnyside Elementary and Sutherland Elementary

Fairfax County — $93,600 for Bren Mar Park Elementary and North Springfield Elementary

Fauquier County — $78,866 for C.M. Bradley Elementary, Cedar Lee Middle, James G. Brumfield Elementary, Margaret M. Pierce Elementary and W.G. Coleman Elementary

Floyd County — $69,129 for Floyd County High

Fluvanna County — $65,574 for Carysbrook Elementary, Central Elementary, Fluvanna County High, Fluvanna Middle and West Central Primary School

Franklin — $99,879 for Franklin High, Joseph P. King Jr. Middle and S.P. Morton Elementary

Franklin County — $55,200 for Benjamin Franklin Middle-East, Benjamin Franklin Middle-West, Burnt Chimney Elementary, Callaway Elementary, Dudley Elementary, Ferrum Elementary, Franklin County High and Henry Elementary

Frederick County — $51,631 for Apple Pie Ridge Elementary, Armel Elementary, Bass-Hoover Elementary, Evendale Elementary, Gainesboro Elementary, Indian Hollow Elementary, James Wood High, James Wood Middle, Middletown Elementary, Millbrook High, Orchard View Elementary, Redbud Run Elementary, Robert E. Aylor Middle and Sherando High

Fredericksburg — $32,000 for Walker-Grant Middle

Galax — $80,000 for Galax High and Galax Middle

Giles County — $48,840 for Giles High, Narrows Elementary/Middle and Narrows High

Gloucester County — $78,877 for Achilles Elementary, Bethel Elementary, Gloucester High and Peasley Middle

Goochland County — $99,999 for Byrd Elementary, Goochland Elementary and Randolph Elementary

Grayson County — $66,464 for Grayson County High, Grayson County Career and Technical Education Center, Grayson Highlands School and Independence Middle

Greene County — $58,080 for Nathanael Greene Elementary, Nathanael Greene Primary School, William Monroe High and William Monroe Middle

Greensville County — $46,743 for Belfield Elementary, Edward W. Wyatt Middle, Greensville County High and Greensville Elementary

Halifax County — $51,509 for Halifax County High

Harrisonburg — $52,563 for Harrisonburg High, Keister Elementary, Skyline Middle, Spotswood Elementary, Stone Spring Elementary, Thomas Harrison Middle and Waterman Elementary

Henrico County — $77,236 for Henry D. Ward Elementary and Longdale Elementary

Henry County — $56,000 for Axton Elementary, Campbell Court Elementary, Collinsville Primary, G.W. Carver Elementary, Mount Olivet Elementary, Rich Acres Elementary, Sanville Elementary and Stanleytown Elementary

Hopewell — $84,544 for Carter G. Woodson Middle, Dupont Elementary, Harry E. James Elementary, Hopewell High, New HOPE Academy, Patrick Copeland Elementary and Woodlawn Learning Center.

King William County — $36,000 for Acquinton Elementary

Lee County — $57,682 for Dryden Elementary, Elydale Elementary, Flatwoods Elementary, Jonesville Middle, Pennington Middle, Rose Hill Elementary, St. Charles Elementary and Thomas Walker High

Martinsville — $95,477 for Albert Harris Elementary, Clearview Early Childhood Center, Martinsville High, Martinsville Middle and Patrick Henry Elementary

Mathews County — $14,048 for Lee-Jackson Elementary, Mathews High and Thomas Hunter Middle

Mecklenburg County — $14,474 for Clarksville Elementary, LaCrosse Elementary and South Hill Elementary

Metro Richmond Alternative Education Program — $2,265

Middle Peninsula Regional Alternative School Program — $4,800

Middlesex County — $15,153 for Middlesex High and St. Clare Walker Middle

New Horizons Career and Technical and Center — $30,898 for the Woodside Campus

New Kent County — $41,350 for New Kent Elementary and New Kent High

Norfolk — $98,517 for Booker T. Washington High, Lake Taylor High, Matthew Fontaine Maury High and Norview High

Northumberland County — $37,828 for Northumberland High

Page County — $94,190 for Luray Elementary, Luray Middle, Page County Middle, Page County Technical Center, Shenandoah Elementary and Springfield Elementary

Patrick County — $86,518 for Blue Ridge Elementary, Hardin Reynolds Elementary, Meadows of Dan Elementary, Patrick County High, Patrick Springs Elementary, Stuart Elementary and Woolwine Elementary

Pittsylvania County — $100,000 for Chatham Middle, Dan River Middle, Gretna Middle and Tunstall Middle

Poquoson — $49,815 for Poquoson Elementary, Poquoson Middle and Poquoson Primary

Portsmouth — $93,303 for I.C. Norcom High

Powhatan County — $15,128 for Flat Rock Elementary, Pocahontas Elementary and Powhatan Elementary

Prince Edward County — $58,189 for Prince Edward County High, Prince Edward County Vocational Technical, Prince Edward Elementary and Prince Edward Middle

Prince George County — $56,512 for David A. Harrison Elementary, J.E.J. Moore Middle, N.B. Clements Junior High, Prince George High and South Elementary

Prince William County — $68,000 for Brentsville District High, Freedom High, George M. Hampton Middle and Osbourn Park High

Pulaski County — $80,000 for Dublin Elementary

Radford — $4,335 for John N. Dalton Intermediate and Radford High

Rappahannock County — $28,816 for Rappahannock County High

Richmond — $96,924 for Albert Hill Middle, Binford Middle, Broad Rock Elementary, Chimborazo Elementary, Franklin Military Academy, Henderson Middle, J.L. Francis Elementary, John B. Cary Elementary, Lucille M. Brown Middle, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle, Oak Grove/Bellemeade Elementary, Richmond Community High, Thomas C. Boushall Middle and Westover Hills Elementary

Richmond County — $29,497 for Rappahannock High and Richmond County Elementary

Roanoke — $95,830 for Crystal Spring Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Fishburn Park Elementary, Garden City Elementary, Grandin Court Elementary, Highland Park Elementary, Hurt Park Elementary, Lincoln Terrace Elementary, Monterey Elementary, Morningside Elementary, Preston Park Elementary, Roanoke Academy For Mathematics and Science Elementary, Virginia Heights Elementary, Wasena Elementary, Westside Elementary and William Fleming High

Roanoke County — $52,000 for Burlington Elementary

Rockingham County — $58,641 for Broadway High, Cub Run Elementary, East Rockingham High, Elkton Elementary, Elkton Middle, Fulks Run Elementary, J. Frank Hillyard Middle, John C. Myers Elementary, John W. Wayland Elementary, Lacey Spring Elementary, Linville-Edom Elementary, McGaheysville Elementary, Montevideo Middle, Mountain View Elementary, Ottobine Elementary, Peak View Elementary, Plains Elementary, Pleasant Valley Elementary, River Bend Elementary, South River Elementary, Spotswood High, Turner Ashby High and Wilbur S. Pence Middle

Russell County — $10,964 for Belfast Elk Garden Elementary, Lebanon High and Lebanon Middle

Salem — $93,600 for East Salem Elementary, G.W. Carver Elementary and West Salem Elementary

Shenandoah County — $99,999 for North Fork Middle, Peter Muhlenberg Middle and Signal Knob Middle

Smyth County — $28,000 for Chilhowie Middle, Northwood Middle and Smyth County Career and Technical Center

Southampton County — $99,924 for Capron Elementary, Meherrin Elementary, Nottoway Elementary, Riverdale Elementary, Southampton High and Southampton Middle

Spotsylvania County — $81,979 for Battlefield Middle, Chancellor High, Chancellor Middle, Courtland High, Freedom Middle, Massaponax High, Ni River Middle, Post Oak Middle, Riverbend High, Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center, Spotsylvania High, Spotsylvania Middle and Thornburg Middle

Stafford County — $89,911 for Brooke Point High, Colonial Forge High, Mountain View High and North Stafford High

Staunton — $100,000 for Arthur R. Ware Elementary, Bessie Weller Elementary, Robert E. Lee High, Shelburne Middle, Staunton Preschool Programs and Thomas C. McSwain Elementary

Suffolk — $55,776 for Creekside Elementary, Driver Elementary, Forest Glen Middle and Hillpoint Elementary

Surry County — $100,000 for Luther P. Jackson Middle, Surry County High and Surry Elementary

Sussex County — $44,473 for Sussex Central Elementary, Sussex Central High and Sussex Central Middle

Tazewell County — $76,561 for Cedar Bluff Elementary, Graham Intermediate, North Tazewell Elementary, Richlands Elementary and Tazewell Elementary

Valley Career and Technical Center — $22,121

Virginia Beach — $97,382 for Corporate Landing Middle, Kempsville Middle, King’s Grant Elementary, Landstown Middle, Luxford Elementary, Ocean Lakes High, Rosemont Elementary, Salem Middle and Williams Elementary

Warren County — $61,269 for A.S. Rhodes Elementary, E. Wilson Morrison Elementary, Hilda J. Barbour Elementary, Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary, Ressie Jeffries Elementary and Warren County Middle

Washington County — $30,528 for Abingdon High, E.B. Stanley Middle, Glade Spring Middle, Holston High, John S. Battle High, Patrick Henry High and Wallace Middle

Waynesboro — $50,000 for William Perry Elementary

West Point — $44,00 for West Point Elementary, West Point High and West Point Middle

Williamsburg-James City County — $54,432 for Clara Byrd Baker Elementary and D.J. Montague Elementary

Winchester — $25,331 for John Handley High

Wise County — $70,036 for Coeburn Middle, Coeburn Primary, Eastside High, J.W. Adams Combined, L.F. Addington Middle and Powell Valley Middle

York County — $8,880 for Grafton Bethel Elementary