Application for Guards in Nonpublic Schools Opens

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A security guard.
A security guard.

With the next school year beginning in six weeks, nonpublic schools are being urged to apply for a New York City program reimbursing them for the costs of security guards.

Councilman David Greenfield, who sponsored the legislation, says that the Department of Citywide Administrative Services has released official rules and procedures on how to apply.

Schools with 300 students will be eligible to be reimbursed for the cost of one security guard, while schools with 500 or more students will be eligible for a second guard. An additional guard will be authorized for every 500 additional students.

To apply, schools must use the city’s online HHS Accelerator system. Applications will be accepted until Nov. 1, 2016.