By Tim Kowols
Washington Island became the second Door County school district to earn a safety grant from the state of Wisconsin on Tuesday in a ceremony held at the Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay. Over $2.8 million was awarded to 40 school districts, with Washington Island School District earning $36,760 for security upgrades. Kewaunee School District also earned a grant of $64,677 to address new security features and practices in their buildings, a first for a Kewaunee County school since the grants first started to be awarded. Last month, Sturgeon Bay School District was awarded over $100,000 for security updates at its different buildings. Tuesday’s ceremony was another round of grants award by the state Attorney General’s office as a part of the $100 million Keep Kids Safe Initiative.