Cephas secures $500,000 safety grant for Overbrook High School following shooting

Harrisburg, Dec. 27 – State Rep. Morgan Cephas today announced that she helped secure $500,000 in state funding, awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, for Overbrook High School.

$500,000 to Overbrook High School is allocated to help the school to make security upgrades and improve safety and communications technology.

“In light of recent shootings impacting schools in our area, it is critical we focus on the safety of our students. I’m glad that we were able to work together to identify and prioritize school safety needs for Overbook and that we were able to bring these much-needed funds down from the state to clear the way for improved safety in and around the school.” Cephas said. “There is no one answer to the gun violence threatening the lives of our youth, but collaboration amongst stakeholders is one sure way to help get resources to the places they are needed the most.