Motorola was able to take advantage of the States program to enhance school security and the Chardon tragedy.
The program for the schools has two options.
1. They could get one
radio for each school buildings main office.
2. Or they could get $5000 per building to use for security entrance systems.
Here's a link to the program info: Ohio School Security Grant Program / MARCS In-School Emergency Communications – The Association of Public Safety Communications Officials
The Chardon School District is unique in the following ways:
1. The scene of a National tragedy.
2. Geauga County's existing deployment of MARCS-IP radio's for Public School Busses.
While I can't comment on schools across the state, I can regarding Cuyahoga County. The simple fact is most schools will go with the $5000/building option to upgrade security.
There are few communities in Cuyahoga County that use MARCS. The majority of Public Safety is on VHF, UHF or one of two trunk systems GCRCN P25, Parma P25. According to reports neither GRCRN nor Parma P25 have (full time) connections to MARCS via ISSI.
Please don't take this as a knock on Motorola. I think what they've done for Chardon is fanstastic. But it's is a unique situation, that others won't benefit from.