Reps. Kiel and Fabian Announce $30 Million In Safety Funding For Minnesota Schools
October 26, 2019
State Representatives Deb Kiel, R-Crookston, and Dan Fabian, R-Roseau, announced that school districts throughout Minnesota will receive a combined $30 million to fund safety initiatives.
“Keeping our students safe is a high priority, and I am proud to support this important funding,” said Fabian. “I know that our schools will put this money to good use in keeping our students, teachers, and school staff safe.”
The allocation is funded by a one-time Safe Schools Supplemental Aid appropriation in the state’s education budget, and funds are distributed on a per-pupil basis. Safe Schools Supplemental Aid may be used for any expenditure authorized under the Safe Schools Levy, including a wide variety of services including school security, counseling, police liaison services, and other safety and crime prevention measures for students and staff.
“The services this money will fund are ones that are absolutely crucial for supporting students and keeping schools safe,” said Kiel. “Every student and teacher deserves to feel safe at school, and this funding will ensure that districts can make safety improvements based on each school’s needs.”
School districts in Rep. Fabian’s District 1A will receive $237,029.16, and school districts in Rep. Kiel’s District 1B will receive $310,012.12.