Mid-Missouri schools, districts among latest school safety grant recipients

In this July 10, 2021 photo, a sign warns motorists of a school crossing near Thorpe Gordon Elementary in Jefferson City.

Several local school systems are among the 566 schools or districts to be awarded state funds to make physical safety improvements this year.

The grants come from $50 million in Fiscal Year 2024 appropriated funding for physical safety improvements in both public and nonpublic schools across the state.