Conklin announces $97,000 school safety grant for Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District

HARRISBURG, May 6 – The Philipsburg-Osceola Area School has been awarded $97,008 in state funds to support and implement school safety efforts, state Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, announced today.

 

“These state funds can provide much needed tools and programs to help keep students and school staff safe,” Conkin said. “That includes counseling services, training for guidance counselors and school psychologists, and technology to enhance security at school buildings.”

 

The grants were announced by the state’s School Safety and Security Committee, part of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Act 44 of 2018 resulted in the creation of this committee, which is responsible for developing the criteria schools are to use in performing school safety and security assessments.

 

The funds can be used for a wide variety of programs that address school safety, including risk assessment and violence-prevention efforts, classroom management, conflict resolution or dispute management initiatives and the installation or purchase of technology related to school and student safety.

 

More information about the grants can be found at this link: https://www.pccd.pa.gov/schoolsafety/Pages/default.aspx.