School safety grant awarded to Keystone Oaks School District

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HARRISBURG, Oct. 4 – State Rep. Daniel Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced today that $20,000 was awarded to the Keystone Oaks School District for the training and compensation of school police officers.

“This funding will help ensure that the school district can provide some funding for school police officers,” Deasy said. “I know that by having a SPO on staff, it will make students, teachers and parents feel safer while at school.”

The Keystone Oaks School District, is located right outside of the city of Pittsburgh and includes the communities of Castle Shannon, Dormont and Green Tree. It has three elementary schools, and its middle and high school share a campus, which is located outside of Dormont in Mt. Lebanon.

Approximately 88 school entities received part of the $3 million awarded for the training and compensation of school police officers. Applicants were eligible for a maximum individual grant of up to $40,000.

This state Education Department program is separate from the new $60 million School Safety and Security Grant program created this year and administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

For a list of awardees and their award amounts, visit the PDE’s website.