Snyder announces school safety grant for West Greene School District
Funds to be used for security planning, security technology
HARRISBURG, May 2 – Approximately $149,000 in state funds to be used for school security planning and technology have been awarded to the West Greene School District in Greene County, state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, announced today.
“I support a proactive approach in ensuring our children are safe in school and these funds will help the district make smart investments in its security, which can include special emergency communications equipment, protective lighting and other forms of technology,” Snyder said.
The grants were announced by the state’s School Safety and Security Committee, which is part of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Act 44 of 2018 resulted in the creation of this committee, which is responsible for developing the criteria schools use in performing school safety and security assessments.
The grants can be used for a wide variety of programs that address school safety, including risk assessment and violence-prevention efforts, classroom management, conflict resolution or dispute management initiatives and to install technology pertaining to school and student safety.
More information about the grants can be found at this link: https://www.pccd.pa.gov/schoolsafety/Pages/default.aspx