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.