Salisbury: Nearly $1.4 million awarded to boost safety for area schools

Will fund security improvements, mental health resources

BRADDOCK, April 26 – Stronger security measures and new mental health resources are coming to schools in the Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg Borough and Woodland Hills school districts, thanks to new grant funding of $1.38 million from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, state Rep. Abigail Salisbury, D-Allegheny, announced today.

Salisbury said the funding includes $199,451 to the Woodland Hills School District; $144,007 to the Wilkinsburg Borough School District; and $1.04 million to the Pittsburgh School District, which serves schools in the 34th Legislative District and several surrounding legislative districts.

“The path to learning isn’t always simple, but it should always be safe,” Salisbury said. “This new funding will help ensure that our schools have the security resources they need to keep students and staff safe and the supports necessary to help students who may be facing mental health issues.”

More information about the funding is available here: