Secure Schools Program expanded
The Federal Government has announced Preschools will now be eligible to apply for funding under the Secure Schools Program.
$15 million will be allocated over the next three financial years under the Secure Schools Program.
The program provides schools with capital funding to make physical safety improvements. This includes fences, gates, CCTV cameras, alarm and access control systems and bollards.
It is targeted program aimed at schools at risk of racial, religious or ethnically motivated violence, property crime or harassment.
Schools nominated by State and Territory Governments will be invited to submit an application for their proposed Secure Schools project. Applications will be open for a six week period, with successful projects selected in the second quarter of 2012.
More information is available at www.ag.gov.au