Otten congratulates Chesco schools for critical safety grants

HARRISBURG, April 25 – State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester, today applauded the announcement of state grants awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to prevent and reduce gun and group-related violence in school communities across the commonwealth, including Chester County.

"I commend the Downingtown Area School District, Coatesville Area School District, and all of our Chester County schools that secured grant funding that supports collaborative violence intervention strategies designed to improve school safety and security,” Otten said. “These investments in prevention, intervention and response underscore our collective commitment to creating safe learning environments for our students, faculty and staff."

A full list of awards, including dollar amounts and school entities approved for funding, is available here:

School Safety Awards.

Nonpublic School Awards.

Funds will advance the School Safety and Security Committee’s goal of ensuring that all Pennsylvania students can learn in safe, healthy school environments by helping school entities address basic safety needs and mental health services identified in the committee’s recently adopted Revised Baseline Criteria Standards