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Congressman James Comer

Representing the 1st District of Kentucky

Congressman Comer Announces Funding for School Violence Recovery Efforts in Marshall County

March 29, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Comer announced that the Marshall County Board of Education has been selected to receive $460,064 in funding through the Project SERV Program to help with school violence recovery efforts.

Under the School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) Program, funds are allocated to local school districts and institutions of higher education to help them recover from a violent or traumatic event in which the learning environment has been disrupted. Over the past year, the Marshall County School District has hired additional support personnel and school resource officers to create a reassuring environment of resiliency and recovery.

Trent Lovett, Marshall County Superintendent, commented, “We are extremely grateful to receive this second SERV grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  These funds support crucial aspects of our response and recovery in the aftermath of January 23rd, 2018.  I would like to personally thank all those who have supported us in our time of greatest need, and all those involved in the process of requesting and receiving this grant, including Rep. Comer’s office and the US Department of Education.”

Congressman Comer commented, “I congratulate the Marshall County Board of Education for putting in the hard work necessary to secure this important funding. They worked diligently on their application to demonstrate the need for these funds. I’m confident funds provided through the Project SERV Program will go a long way in helping mend and restore this school district and community in the aftermath of the tragedy at Marshall County High School in January of 2018. I look forward to continuing to work closely with this great community to ensure students, educators and families have the tools they need for safety and success.”