Burns: $214,000 in state school safety grants awarded locally

Grants can be used to hire school police, resource officers

EBENSBURG, Feb. 13 – State Rep. Frank Burns’ unwavering support for local schools continues as today the lawmaker announced three Cambria County schools will receive a combined $214,000 in state grants to fund school police and resource officers.

“No child should ever have to worry about their safety at school,” said Burns. “Nor should parents have to worry about their kid’s safety either. Schools should be places of learning where students can be free to achieve their full potentials. I’ve fought in the past for funding for our schools, and I am committed to continuing to do so.”

The grants awarded in Cambria County were:       

  • Conemaugh Valley School District, $75,000.
  • Forest Hills School District, $75,000.
  • Westmont Hilltop, $64,319.

The three grants awarded locally were among 166 awarded statewide as part of the $8 million program. The full list of awardees can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe School website.