Ravenstahl: Northgate, North Hills awarded school safety grants

PITTSBURGH, May 1 – State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, today announced two Pittsburgh-area school districts have been selected to receive School Safety and Security Commission grants.

The grants include $74,082 for North Hills School District and $266,264 to Northgate School District for security planning and the purchase of security technology.

"Students can only learn effectively in a safe and secure environment and we need to work to ensure that every student has access to safe and quality schools in Pennsylvania,” Ravenstahl said. “Last year I voted to enact this program, and I am pleased to see it is already having a positive impact on schools in our community. No child, or educator, should be afraid of going to school for fear of their physical safety.”

The two local grants were among those awarded to districts statewide through the recently enacted school safety law that was passed by legislators last year. More information about the program can be found on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security webpage at https://www.pccd.pa.gov/schoolsafety/Pages/default.aspx.