Haddock welcomes $646,000 grant to Wyoming Area schools

HARRISBURG, March 15 – State Rep. Jim Haddock said the Wyoming Area School District today was awarded a $646,076 grant to create a safer and healthy learning environment.

“Students shouldn’t need to worry about being bullied or feeling unsafe in school. They should be able to concentrate on learning and having an enjoyable experience during their day,” said Haddock. “I am glad the Wyoming Area School District received this funding so they can provide a supportive learning situation for the students and the educators.”

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced more than $39 million was awarded across the state from the federal Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Stronger Connections Grant program. The money can be used to promote the social, emotional, physical and mental well-being of students and staff; address family and community engagement; and promote equitable and inclusive policies and practices.

Haddock has been a strong proponent for equitably funding Pennsylvania’s public schools. In the past year, he has voted for numerous bills that would deliver for students, schools and taxpayers. He is enthusiastic about Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024-25 budget proposal that includes a nearly $1.1 billion increase in basic education funding – the largest in Pennsylvania history.