Smith-Wade-El congratulates area school districts for receiving $480K in safety grants

HARRISBURG, April 25 – State Rep. Ismail Smith-Wade-El, D-Lancaster, today announced that $480,760 in state grants have been awarded to public schools in the 49th District by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to reduce gun and group violence in Lancaster County schools.

The following public school districts have received funding:

  • School District of Lancaster              $ 269,655
  • Penn Manor                                      $ 211,105

“All Pennsylvanians deserve to be safe, especially our kids and especially when they are at school,” Smith-Wade-El said. “These grants, which were funded by our votes in Harrisburg, will give our schools the tools they need to increase school security, provide mental health resources for students, and reduce violence. Thanks to this funding, our kids will be able to focus on what they should be doing at school — learning.”

View a full list of awards, including dollar amount and school entities approved for funding, here:

Funds will advance the School Safety and Security Committee’s goal of ensuring that all Pennsylvania students can learn in safe, healthy school environments by helping school entities address basic safety needs and mental health services identified in the Committee’s recently adopted Revised Baseline Criteria Standards.