Davidson, Zabel: $25,000 in school safety grants awarded to Upper Darby School District

UPPER DARBY, Oct. 18 – The Upper Darby School District will receive a combined $25,000 in 2019-2020 school safety equipment grants, announced state Reps. Margo Davidson and Mike Zabel.

The grants will enable the school districts to do more to prevent and reduce violent incidents with safety and security-related equipment and training and compensation for school resource and police officers.

“I’m very happy that Upper Darby School District has received this important grant as our children need to be in safe environments in order to learn,” said Davidson, D-Delaware. “This funding will help ensure that the students, faculty and staff in our schools are safe and secure.”

"School safety is always of critical importance,” said Zabel, D-Delaware. “As a father of young children, I'm grateful to the Department of Education for awarding these grants to various public and private schools to help ensure all of our children, teachers and school staff are able to learn and work in safe environments."

This funding is part of the latest $7.3 million in school safety grants that the Pennsylvania Department of Education is awarding to both public and non-public schools throughout the commonwealth.

A list of all the grants awarded can be found here.