Enhanced security (and fitness) at Rappahannock schools

Shannon Grimsley, the superintendent of Rappahannock County Public Schools, has informed the School Board that the school system was the recent recipient of two grants, including one to enhance security at the two schools.

The School Security Equipment Grant of $38,761 will go towards purchasing equipment that includes cameras, motion sensor emergency lighting, and key badge lock systems, according to school system public information officer Holly Jenkins.

The grant was awarded by the Virginia Department of Education.

The second grant, provided by the Warrenton-based PATH Foundation, is in the amount of $162,500 and is additional funding to continue the popular Commit to Be Fit program.

This amount, added to the $149,000 received in July, totals $311,500 for the Commit to Be Fit program’s continuation through October 2018, says Jenkins.

Commit to Be Fit encourages healthier lifestyles for students, staff, and county residents by providing free group exercise classes for the community, offering healthier lunch options in the cafeterias, and incorporating action based learning in the classrooms.

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