Daley announces Safe Schools Grant for Kohelet Yeshiva High School

CONSHOHOCKEN, Nov. 4 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced today a Pennsylvania Department of Education Safe Schools Initiative grant for Kohelet Yeshiva High School to help keep students safe from violence.

The school will receive $40,000 for the training and salary of a school police officer.

“It’s crucial that our schools remain a haven for students to learn and grow without having to be concerned about their safety,” Daley said. “I am pleased this grant will provide the school with a beneficial resource to keep the safety of students, faculty and staff a top priority.”

The grant is a critical funding source that allows us to afford a high-caliber school police officer for our school,” said Stuart Gasner, executive director, Kohelet Yeshiva High School. “We commend Representative Daley on her tireless advocacy for this program and ensuring that our students and faculty are protected from any threats.” 

The money is part of $6.5 million in competitive grants that have been awarded statewide for the training and compensation of school resource officers and school police officers, and to prevent and reduce violent incidents through programs and security equipment.