COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General's Office says the state has distributed most of the $12 million that lawmakers allotted last year for school safety grants.
A spokesman for the office, Dave O'Neil, says schools claimed nearly $11.2 million of that.
Schools were eligible to get $5.65 per student, or at least $2,500 per school, to be spent on efforts such as training school resource officers and funding programs to help students struggling with mental health issues.
Schools were required to work with local law enforcement representatives to decide how to spend the grants.
The state extended the application deadline by a few weeks last November to encourage more schools to seek their share.
O'Neil says officials are discussing what should be done with the unclaimed amount of about $820,000.