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DD2 Receives $500,000 Federal Grant for Bus Safety

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Dorchester School District Two received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to bolster safety on all school buses across DDTwo. 

As one of just 206 grant recipients nationwide and four school districts in South Carolina, DDTwo will use the funds to add more video cameras to approximately 180 school buses. The competitive grant is from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) through the School Violence Prevention Program. 

Each bus will have six closed-circuit video cameras, which significantly increase coverage, deter misbehavior, and provide a safer environment for students and staff on board.  

“Our Transportation team is honored to receive this support from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services,” said Steve Shope, DDTwo Transportation Director. “These funds will advance our top priority, which is safely transporting our students and staff to and from school.” 

This project was supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number 15JCOPS-23-GG-04635-SSIX awarded to Dorchester School District Two by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The opinions contained herein are those of the author(s) or contributor(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific individuals, agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the author(s), contributor(s), or the U.S. Department of Justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.

The Internet references cited in this publication were valid as of the date of publication. Given that URLs and websites are in constant flux, neither the author(s) nor the COPS Office can vouch for their current validity.

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