When Gov. Dannel Malloy announced plans to budget $10 million more for school security he pointed out the new round would extend to technical high schools and interdistrict magnet schools.
State-funded charter schools will also be eligible to apply.
Jeremiah Grace, Connecticut state director of the Northeast Charter Schools Network, sent out a statement Friday applauding the inclusion.
“ Our need for safer classrooms is the same, no matter what type of public school a child attends. Charter students are as deserving of feeling safe in the classroom as their friends down the street in traditional public schools,” Grace said.