McAllen ISD receives $1 million for safety training

MCALLEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Congressman Vicente Gonzalez announced a $1 million grant from the United States Department of Justice for the McAllen Independent School District on Tuesday.

According to a press release, the School Violence Prevention Program for Students, Teachers, and Officers (STOP) is designed to improve the safety of K-12 schools by training students and teachers to identify , respond to and prevent acts of violence and ensure positive learning. home and school environment.

Gonzalez said students and teachers deserve a safe, learning environment and the grant, from the Department of Justice, ensures children are protected inside and outside the classroom.

“The recent rise in violence in our schools across the country is alarming and I am proud to see McAllen ISD leading the way in making our schools safer for everyone,” Gonzalez said.

McAllen ISD Superintendent Dr. JA Gonzalez said they are always looking to make the school environment safer for students, families and staff.

“This grant will allow us to double the number of clinicians who can serve as resources for our campuses to ensure that any child who needs help in our family treatment program can get the help they need,” Gonzalez added. .

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