STANFORD - Lincoln County school officials hope a federal grant will help improve their schools' safety policies in the face of natural disasters or terrorist attacks.
A $95,295 federal disaster planning grant was awarded to the Lincoln County Board of Education, earmarked for developing disaster plans in Lincoln schools and surrounding communities. The grant was annnounced last week by the office of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
"The focus of the grant was community involvement, and they (the schools) had a lot of that written in their grant applications," said Superintendent Teresa Wallace. "The schools will get assessments, maps and aerial photos out of (the grant)."
Wallace believes Lincoln County schools were awarded the funds because they were one of the few to apply and the application focused on community involvement when creating emergency plans.