Warren, Galloway announce $19,994 Safe Schools grant for Pennsbury School District

HARRISBURG, Nov. 17 – State Reps. Perry Warren and John Galloway, both D-Bucks, announced the approval of a Safe Schools Program grant to address school safety and violence within the Pennsbury School District. 

“Congratulations to Pennsbury School District on their grant award,” Warren said. “These funds will go a long way in keeping students safe from violence, which has grown into a priority given the epidemic of gun and school violence across the country. My goal as a representative is to support wise investments of public dollars and ensure that students can go to school ready to learn. This award helps accomplish both tasks.”

The Department of Education awarded Pennsbury School District $19,994 to support the following areas:

  • Conflict resolution or dispute management;

  • Positive behavior support;

  • Risk assessment or violence prevention curricula;

  • Classroom management;

  • Development of Student Codes of Conduct;

  • Training to undertake a district-wide assessment of risk factors that increase the likelihood of problem behaviors among students;

  • Development and implementation of research-based violence prevention programs addressing risk factors to reduce incidents of problem behaviors among students including, but not limited to bullying;

  • De-escalation and behavior interventions; and

  • Comprehensive, district-wide school safety, violence prevention, emergency preparedness and all-hazards plans, including revisions or updates to such plans and conducting emergency preparedness drills and related activities with local emergency responders including risk assessment and training.

“These funds also go to resources that are designed to prevent bullying and help develop codes of conduct for students,” Galloway said. “Anytime we reduce the amount of time a student spends worrying about illicit behavior surrounding him or her, that time gets put back into learning the lesson plan. I’d like to thank all the teachers and administrators who work on these matters. Their efforts reflect highly through the students in our communities.”