TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Unified School District has been awarded over $1 million from the Arizona School Safety Program Grant.
TUSD also announced they are one of the recipients from the AZ School Safety Program Grant.
The Arizona State Legislature passed a bill increasing the funds in the School Safety Program to $32 million this year, according to TUSD.
TUSD says now the program has expanded to include; school counselors and school social workers.
Positions named by school that have been awarded:
- School Resource Officer was awarded approximately $365,000.
- Utterback Middle School
- Pueblo High School
- Tucson Magnet High School
School Counselor was awarded approximately $234,000.
- Booth Fickett Math / Science Magnet School
- Grijalva Elementary School
- Mansfeld Middle Magnet School
- Valencia Middle School
Social Worker was awarded approximately $436,000.
- Alice Vail Middle School
- Safford K-8 School
- Dietz K-8 School
- Magee Middle School
- Vesey Elementary School
- Marshall Elementary School
- Sewell Elementary School
- Teenage Parent High School (TAP)
The program was previously $12 million and covered trained school resource officers and juvenile probation officers.