Krueger applauds $62,000 in state funding to keep schools safe

HARRISBURG, Jan. 25 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-Delaware, announced today the Pennsylvania Department of Education has awarded more than $62,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants to Wallingford-Swarthmore School District and Notre Dame de Lourdes School.

“Keeping our students safe while they are at school is a top priority,” said Krueger. “Parents should not have to worry about the safety of their children when they send them to school. I’m proud to support grant programs like this one that help our schools invest in equipment and programs that will protect the lives of all students.”

Wallingford-Swarthmore School District was awarded a $25,000 equipment grant. Notre Dame de Lourdes School will receive a $21,589 equipment grant and $15,856 program grant.

The equipment grants can be used to assist schools in security planning. They can be used to purchase metal detectors, protective lighting, surveillance equipment, special emergency communications equipment, electronic locksets, deadbolts and theft control devices and training in the use of security-related technology.

The program grants can be used to pay for programs that address school violence.

More information about the Safe Schools Targeted Grants Initiative can be found here.