Ciresi announces more than $185K in local safe school grants

HARRISBURG, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, announced today that more than $185,000 in state Safe School grants are headed to his legislative district.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education awards the competitive grants to prevent and reduce violent incidents, to purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for training and compensation of school resource and police officers.

“School safety will always be a top priority and this funding goes a long way to keeping students and teachers safe,” Ciresi said. “I deeply appreciate the working relationships between school districts, private schools and local law enforcement to ensure our children have the most ideal learning environments.”

As part of the more than $9 million in statewide funding, a total of $186,487 is set for distribution among the following schools in the 146th Legislative District:

  • $24,996 in equipment for Perkiomen Valley School District.
  • $24,354 in equipment and $40,000 in school police officer (SPO) support for Spring-Ford School District.
  • $24,744 in equipment and $20,000 in programs for Pottsgrove School District.
  • $25,000 in equipment for Pope John Paul II High School.
  • $25,000 in equipment and $2,393 in programs for Saint Aloysius Parish School.

For more information on the Safe School grant program, visit the Department of Education website or contact Ciresi’s office at 484-200-8265.