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TUSD receives over $1M from Arizona School Safety Program Grant

Posted at 12:23 PM, Dec 14, 2019

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.