State awards $90K to area schools for child abduction prevention education

Three school districts in the Rochester/Finger Lakes region have been awarded tens of thousands of dollars to educate students on child abduction prevention. (MGN Online photo)

Rochester, N.Y. - Three school districts in the Rochester/Finger Lakes region have been awarded tens of thousands of dollars to educate students on child abduction prevention.

The State Education Department awarded $160,000 to seven school districts throughout New York State, including three in our region.

They include: the Rochester City School District, the Newark Central School District, and the North-Rose Wolcott school district.

RCSD was awarded $10,000, and Newark and North-Rose Wolcott will each receive $40,000.

State Education Law requires public schools to provide courses of study in prevention of child abduction to all students in grades K-8. The aforementioned funding comes from Child Abduction Prevention Education (CAPE) grants, which will help school districts comply with the law.

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