Davidson announces grant for Upper Darby School District

UPPER DARBY, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, announced more than $23,000 in Safe School grant funding is headed to Upper Darby School 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 training and compensation of school resource and police officers.

“I am pleased to support Upper Darby School District’s award of more than $23,000 that will help the district create a safe environment for our children attending public schools,” Davidson said.

The local grants announced include:

  • Upper Darby School District, $23,369 for equipment.

Davidson has championed safe schools during her decade of service in the House. In 2018, the Senate and House finally passed legislation that Davidson originally introduced in 2011 to provide students, teachers and parents an avenue to improve school safety throughout Pennsylvania.

Taking office in the PA House in 2010, Davidson is celebrating a decade of service with proven results.

Davidson is the first African American woman to be elected leader of the 35-member Pennsylvania House of Representatives Democratic Southeast Delegation – the largest Democratic delegation in the House. Her election as delegation chair marked the latest in firsts for Davidson, who was also the first Democratic woman elected to the state House from Delaware County. She chairs the Democratic Women’s Caucus and is co-chair of the bipartisan Ladies of the House Caucus.