Bryan County Schools was awarded a $5,000 grant for supplies and equipment to assist in the event of a crisis, according to the system’s coordinator for communications and marketing, Melissa Roberts.
The grant written by Mary Beth Blankenship, the director of school safety and risk management. It will allow the district to purchase items that will be available to use anywhere at any time during a crisis situation.
“We are very excited to receive this grant. Should a crisis event occur, this grant provides our district the opportunity to immediately respond with various emergency supplies. We will have the ability to help our schools and families with assistance and reunification.” Blankenship said.
The Georgia School Boards Association’s Risk Management Services offers safety grants, up to $5000, each year to assist and improve safety in local school systems that are members of the GSB A’s risk management services, Roberts said.