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December 10, 2010

Britian to fund security at Jewish schools

http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/britian_to_fund_security_at_jewish_schools_20101210

Britain’s government will fund extra security for Jewish schools.

The new funds, for security personnel, will be in addition to the security measures already supplied to government-funded parochial schools, the BBC reported on Thursday. Parents at the Jewish schools until now have been pooling funds to pay for the guards to enhance standard measures, including cameras, fences and gates.

“Faith schools make a fantastic contribution to our education system and none more so than Jewish faith schools,” Education Secretary Michael Gove told the BBC. “Children and staff at these schools should feel safe at school and able to learn in an environment free from any anti-Semitic or racist threats.”

The government initially will pay the schools about $1 million and may provide another 3 million a year depending on need.

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