Markosek: Local school districts awarded $606K in state funding

Grant money to be used for school safety measures

HARRISBURG, Feb. 26 – A total of $606,508 in state funding was awarded to four school districts in the 25th Legislative District for the implementation of school safety initiatives, announced state Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny.

Markosek said the districts will use the grant money to fund the purchase of security cameras, radios, metal detectors and automated external defibrillators.

The awards are as follows:

  • East Allegheny School District, $481,508.
  • Gateway School District, $40,000.
  • Plum Borough School District, $40,000.
  • Woodland Hills School District, $45,000.

“These school districts have always put their students and teachers first, especially in regard to safety,” Markosek said. “This funding will go a long way in helping our schools accomplish the goal of ensuring student and teacher safety at all costs.”

The funds will be provided through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee. This committee is the result of Act 44 of 2018, and is responsible for establishing the standards schools must meet when performing school safety and security assessments.