Kulik announces $100,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants awarded to school districts in 45th Legislative District

HARRISBURG, Oct. 5 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced two local school districts were awarded $100,000 in state funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s competitive Safe Schools Targeted Grant program.

“Funding for this initiative was a must-have,” Kulik said. “The safety of our children is a top priority for me and legislators across the state, especially when it comes to school safety. This funding will ensure our students – our children – are worried only about finishing their assignments, not an active-shooter situation.”

The funding, geared toward creating a safer environment for students, will be used for numerous initiatives covered under the grant program, including programs to prevent and reduce violent incidents; purchasing security/safety-related equipment; training and compensation for school resource officers; and training and compensation for school police officers, who are directly employed by school districts.

The school districts that received funding include:

  • Cornell School District received $60,000 for the training and compensation of school resource officers during year one of the 2018-19 fiscal year.

 

  • The Bradley Center’s Bradley School was awarded $40,000 for the training and compensation of school police officers.

The PDE program is separate from the new $60 million School Safety and Security Grant program created this year and administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. For a list of awardees and their award amounts, visit PDE’s website.