Mullery: Local school districts receive school safety and security grants

NANTICOKE, May 1 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, today announced three local school districts received a combined total of more than $155,000 in state funding through the School Safety and Security Grant Program. 

Greater Nanticoke High School District received $13,560 to invest in trauma-informed approaches to education, Hanover Area High School District received $84,528 for security-related technology and security planning, while Hazleton Area School District received $57,069 for student, staff and visitor identification systems. 

“Investing in the safety and security of our students is one of the most, if not the most, important decision our state can make,” Mullery said. “I am happy to see local school districts taking steps to assess and develop programs that ensure school safety, and I am pleased to see the state playing a committed role in this process.” 

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.