Howard: $362K in school safety grants for local schools

HARRISBURG, Nov. 17 – State Rep. Kristine Howard, D-Chester, announced today that $362,025 in Safe Schools grants were awarded to local schools to purchase safety and security-related equipment.

“It is more critical than ever before that our students have a safe learning environment in which to learn and grow,” Howard said. “The Safe Schools grants will ensure our students are able to learn in a productive and safe environment.”  

The following schools received funding for equipment:

  • Great Valley School District               $25,000
  • Villa Maria Academy High School      $16,784
  • Church Farm School                           $23,716
  • Bishop Shanahan High School           $20,430
  • Assumption B.V.M.                             $16,318
  • Pope John Paul II                               $20,937
  • SS Peter and Paul                              $24,937
  • St. Norbert                                          $22,093
  • Upland Country Day School               $24,923
  • Windsor Christian Academy               $19,693
  • Woodlynde School                              $17,588
  • West Chester School District              $24,606
  • Downingtown School District              $25,000

The following school district received funding for School Resource Officer:

  • West Chester Area School District     $60000

The following school district received funding for safety programs:

  • West Chester School District             $20,000

The Pennsylvania Department of Education awards competitive Safe Schools grants to reduce unnecessary student disciplinary actions and promote an environment of greater productivity, safety, and learning; and enhance anti-violence efforts between schools and parents, local governments, law enforcement and community organizations.   

To learn more about the types of grants awarded, view the program applications:

For more information on Safe Schools Targeted Grants, check here.