Kirkland congratulates Chester-Upland School District on $443K school safety grant

HARRISBURG, May 2 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland, D-Delaware, today congratulated the Chester-Upland School District for earning a $443,172 school safety grant from the state School Safety and Security Committee.

“All students should be afforded the right to a safe learning environment, and students of the Chester-Upland School District are no different,” Kirkland said. “The Chester-Upland School District team worked very hard on this, and I am happy to see this grant used towards securing classrooms and schools.”

The School Safety and Security Committee is a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, established by Act 44 of 2018. School districts across the commonwealth were able to submit applications to the committee for evaluation. Approved schools can use the funding for a variety of services, including purchasing security-related technology, hiring school resource officers, school police officers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists or supporting school safety-related trainings.

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will discuss the award and specific projects with the school district in days to come.

A full list of approved school districts and more information about the committee can be found on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security web page.