Kosierowski: Grants will bolster local school safety and security

TAYLOR, May 1 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, today announced state grants totaling more than $225,000 to enhance school safety and security were awarded to two school districts in Lackawanna County 

Mid-Valley School District received $106,476 in state funding for counseling services, licensed social workers and school psychologists and staff training in de-escalation and positive behavior supports. Riverside School District received a grant amounting to $128,360 for security-related technology and security planning. 

“Ensuring safety and security in our schools is a fundamental necessity needed to foster the next generation of leaders,” Kosierowski said. “These school districts determined practices that would do just that, and I am happy to see tax dollars coming back to our district to play a critical role in executing the plans.”

The grants come from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and are administered by the PCCD’s School Safety and Security Committee. The committee, which was formed last year, works to establish criteria school systems use to assess safety and security. Current project funding includes $52.5 million for schools. 

For a full list of recipients and their award amounts, visit the PCCD website.