Kulik: More than $58,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants awarded to Chartiers Valley School District

CORAOPOLIS, Jan. 25 – More than $58,000 in Safe Schools Targeted Grants has been awarded to Chartiers Valley School District, announced state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools offers four types of grants to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents, purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for training and compensation of school resource and police officers.

Kulik said Chartiers Valley School District was awarded $40,000 for a school police officer, as well as an $18,499 equipment grant.

“Violence has no place in our schools, which should be safe environments for our children to learn,” Kulik said. “The funding awarded will help support efforts to reduce violence in schools so that our students can thrive and be productive.”

In total, more than $8 million in competitive Safe Schools Targeted Grants were awarded to 303 local educational agencies statewide. For a complete list of grant recipients and their grant amounts, visit the Office for Safe Schools website at this link: https://www.education.pa.gov/Schools/safeschools/fundinggrants/Pages/default.aspx.