Worcester County has applied for a grant for school safety for the upcoming school year.
The $367,521 grant would cover the salaries of 11 part-time school security deputies, portable radios and protective vests. The county would have a cash match of $144,309 for fringe benefits.
The application for the Byme Memorial Justice Assistance Grant was submitted June 2013 to the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention.
The deputies will provide security within all 13 public schools in the county. The increased security is the direct result of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last year.