FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): An area school district is one of only two in the state getting a federal safety grant.
Southwest Allen County Schools will receive $250,000 from the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistant program, according to a district press release.
The district will use the money to order “evidence-and-research-based curriculum” to support students’ social and emotional well-being, hire a licensed therapist for students and families, and integrate neuroscience education and trauma response practices.
The grant comes as part of a program that looks at enhancing school safety through supporting mental health.