By John Burton
LITTLE SILVER – Red Bank Regional High School has been approved to receive a $40,180 state grant to upgrade security at the school.
The grant will be used to offset the cost of an overall estimated $100,450 security project that will include installation of new door access controls and additional security cameras at the 101 Ridge Ave. school, according to the state Schools Development Authority, which awarded the grant.
The funds are coming from the authority’s Regular Operating District grant program, intended to support projects that address school districts’ health and safety issues and other critical needs, with projects’ viability determined by the state Department of Education.
The Schools Development Authority has awarded the RBR district more than $5.7 million since the grant program’s inception, according to information provided by the authority.