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Grand Forks Public Schools Receives Homeland Security Grant

News Release                                          

For Immediate Release                                                     

December 18, 2020

Grand Forks Public Schools Receives Homeland Security Grant

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks Public Schools has received a $535,000 grant from the North Dakota State Homeland Security Grant Program.

This grant will allow the school system to design and support a video surveillance system at all elementary, middle, and high school campuses that can be secured and managed under one platform. The system will also provide local law enforcement and school system crisis response teams full access to security data at all times. 

The grant will include the purchase of 515 sensors, multi-directional cameras, a server, and will also cover license costs.

“Providing safe and secure schools is a priority of the district and the Homeland Security funding will be instrumental in both updating and expanding the security camera usage within all school buildings,” said Eric Ripley, executive director of career and technical education and technology.

The grant application was written by Ripley, Chris Arnold, director of buildings and grounds, Jeff Compton, network services coordinator, and Taunya Schleicher, grant writer at Grand Forks Public Schools.

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