Contest gives APS principals chance to win more than $20,000 in school security enhancements

The ASIS International Foundation, the non-profit arm of the leading organization for security management professionals worldwide, is offering all APS high school and middle school principals the chance to compete for a minimum of $20,000 in security program funding as part of the ASIS School Security Funding Competition. ASIS is asking school leaders to assess and share the security issues confronting their buildings, staff and students.

The contest application asks principals to comment on specific security concerns on their campus, how those security issues impact the educational goals for students, how principals rate the security levels at their schools, and how principals would use the prize money to improve overall security on their campus.

Program highlights include:

  • a minimum of $20,000 dollars awarded to the winning school; additional monies and equipment may be donated by ASIS vendors;
  • ASIS will sponsor a career day that will introduce and expose students to a globalized perspective of the security industry, allowing them to meet individuals from leading security organizations around the world;
  • ASIS International president and board members will visit the school following the announcement of the competition winner;
  • the winning school’s principal or principal’s designee will be recognized at the ASIS International luncheon held this October in Atlanta;
  • the winning school will be featured in newsletters and bulletins around the world.

Previous competition winners have used the money awarded by ASIS to install state-of-the art indoor/outdoor surveillance cameras, security software, outdoor lighting, to purchase two-way radios, and to install and repair fencing around the school.

The contest winner must use the funding to purchase equipment that will improve school security.

Applications for the ASIS International School Security Funding Competition must be submitted by close of business Thursday, April 3, 2014.

For more information about this opportunity to create a safer learning environment at your school, contact your school principal or APS Grants Manager Dale Butler at




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