FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Security Funds Distribute Money To 87th District Schools
Ramadan helped secure $6 million for school security
Dulles, VA | September 26th, 2014 – Delegates David I. Ramadan (R-Loudoun) was the chief co-sponsor during the 2013 General Assembly Legislative Session of the School Security Infrastructure Improvement Fund and the Local School Safety Fund (HB2343). These funds allocate $6 million per year for schools across Virginia to upgrade their security with hallway cameras, buzz-in systems, automatic locks on classroom doors, and more.
Governor McAuliffe announced the distribution of the $6 million from the funds on Thursday, and that Loudoun County Schools will receive $33,989, and Prince William County Schools will be receiving $24,057. Some of that money will go directly to schools right here in the 87th District.
“It is important that we continue to ensure a safe learning environment for children in our schools,” said Delegate Ramadan on Friday morning. “I was proud to work on HB2343 which created these funds. This will allow our schools to get the protective equipment they need.”
The criteria for making the awards — developed by the Virginia Department of Education and the state Department of Criminal Justice Services — gave priority to schools most in need of modern security equipment, schools with relatively high numbers of offenses, and schools with equipment needs identified by a school security audit.
For more information on HB2343, visit: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-
Delegate David Ramadan represents the 87th House of Delegates District, which includes eastern Loudoun County and western Prince William County. He currently serves on the oldest & newest committees in the House of Delegates: Privileges & Elections (P&E) and Science & Technology (S&T), as well as General Laws Committee. He serves as the chairman of the P&E Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee. Delegate Ramadan is the co-founder and co-chairman of the Business Development Caucus. He also serves as an Alt. Commissioner on the Interstate Potomac River Basin Commission. To learn more visit www.DavidRamadan.com