COPS Grant Press Release

September 22nd, 2020

Molly McQueeny
Kane County Regional Office of Education



$210,540 to benefit West Aurora SD 129, Burlington SD 301,
Carpentersville SD 300, East Aurora SD 131, and Kaneland SD 302

Geneva, IL. (September 21st, 2020) – The Kane County Regional Office of Education has secured funding as a grant facilitator from the COPS SVPP grants (Community Oriented Policing Services School Violence Prevention Program.) The funds from the grant will go to five districts including West Aurora 129, District 301, District 300, East Aurora 131, and Kaneland 302. The U-46 district in Elgin has also secured funding separately through the grant. 

Funds from the grant will provide Stop the Bleed Kits, Reunification Kits, and Comprehensive Site Risk Assessment Planning. 

“We are thrilled to receive such great support from the Department of Justice. The safety of our students and districts’ staff is very important to us, and to receive this funding helps give schools the necessary tools to prevent and respond to such incidents,” says Patricia Dal Santo, Regional Superintendent for the Kane County Regional Office of Education. “We are proud to be one of the nine organizations in Illinois to receive funding.” 

Stop the Bleed Kits are a one-time set including a tourniquet, dressings for wounds, and instructional materials for proper usage. Reunification Kits are used after evacuations or other such instances where students and families need to be reunited in a time of crisis and include materials such as important files, safety materials, and more. Comprehensive Site Risk Assessment Planning is conducted by professionals trained in risk prevention. The goal is to outline potential situations in the school environment that may place the school community at risk and assist the district in forming a plan of action before the event happens.
For more information about the COPS SVPP grant, visit

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