Kenansville, North Carolina - January 26, 2024- Duplin County Schools has been awarded a $300,000.00 school safety grant by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's Center for Safer Schools (CFSS). Duplin was one of 230 school districts and charter schools across the state to receive funding through this grant. Of the funding received, $295,000.00 will be used in the area of Services for Students in Crisis and $5,000.00 will be used for Training to Increase School Safety.
Superintendent, Dr. Obasohan shared his appreciation for the hard work of the team that put the grant proposal together.
According to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, in 2018, the General Assembly worked with the Department of Public Instruction to launch a new School Safety Grant Program to improve safety in public school units by providing grants for school resource officers, services for students in crisis, training to increase school safety, safety equipment in schools and additional school mental health support personnel. Since then, more than $150 million has been awarded to public-school units across North Carolina.