Burns: Forest Hills School District receives $25,000 in Safe Schools

EBENSBURG, May 20 – State Rep. Frank Burns today announced Forest Hills School District in Cambria County has been awarded $25,000 to complement its existing safety and security resources.


Burns said the grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education were awarded to school districts which applied – but did not receive – competitive grants from PDE during last fall’s funding cycle. The funds can be used by school districts to purchase security-related equipment, such as metal detectors, special emergency communications equipment and theft-control devices.


“These are wise investments toward the safety of our students and teachers,” Burns said. “It will complement the existing resources and tools the district has in place, with the overall goal of providing a safe learning environment.”


Burns said grant applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now being accepted. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/fundinggrants/Pages/default.aspx