FRANKFORT, KY (KFVS) - Gov. Matt Bevin along with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has announced a $138,213 Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant has been awarded to Marshall County High School.
The SERV grant will assist the school system in its recovery and further student support efforts following a school shooting in January 2018. The money will go towards school staffing.
"We are grateful to Secretary DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education for these grant funds that will support the Marshall County community as they continue to heal," said Gov. Bevin. "Following the heartbreaking events of January 23, West Kentuckians showcased to the world their exceptional strength, faith and resiliency. Our Commonwealth continues to stand united with the students, educators, and families of MCHS, as we utilize every potential resource available to move forward together."
"This grant is part of our ongoing commitment to help the Marshall County community recover and ensure its students, educators, and parents are supported," said Secretary DeVos. "My work on the Federal Commission on School Safety has focused and continues to focus on recognizing proven solutions to prevent these tragedies and to ensure all our schools are safe places of learning."
Project SERV provides critical support to school districts and institutions of higher education that have experienced a significant traumatic event in which the learning environment has been disrupted.