Snyder: $265,000 in school safety grants awarded to local school districts
HARRISBURG, Feb. 27 – Eight local districts were awarded a total of $265,000 from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to promote and support a variety of school safety efforts, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced.
Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Westmoreland, said the following school districts will receive school safety and security grants, which can be used to support school safety-related training; for hiring school personnel, including resource officers, counselors, social workers and psychologist; and to purchase security-related technology:
- Albert Gallatin Area School District, Fayette County: $40,000.
- Bethlehem-Center School District, Washington County: $35,000.
- Brownsville Area School District, Fayette County: $35,000.
- Carmichaels Area School District, Greene County: $30,000.
- Central Greene School District, Greene County: $35,000.
- Jefferson-Morgan School District, Greene County: $30,000.
- Southeastern Greene School District, Greene County: $30,000.
- West Greene School District, Greene County: $30,000.
“These investments will help ensure our schools remain safe places for students to learn, and also ensure they have the necessary resources to keep students and staff safe, including additional personnel, updated technology and training,” Snyder said.
The grants are provided through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee. This committee is the result of Act 44 of 2018, and is responsible for establishing the standards schools must meet when performing school safety and security assessments.
More information regarding the committee and the grant program can be found at the following link: https://www.pccd.pa.gov/schoolsafety/Pages/default.aspx.