Williams announces critical state funding for safe schools in Chester County

COATESVILLE, Oct. 18 – Schools across Chester County received crucial state funding to support safe classrooms and buildings, according to state Rep. Dan Williams.

Schools in the Coatesville School District and across the Chester County Intermediate Unit, including Bishop Shanahan High School and Stone Academy/Maranatha Christian Academy within the 74th Legislative District, will receive $254,933 for school-police resource officers, safety equipment and program enhancements to help keep school classrooms safe from violence.

“Pennsylvanians asked their elected officials to deliver on promises to curtail all types of violence in schools, and we are delivering,” said Williams, D-Chester. “I’m proud of all the schools that were awarded this round for their commitment to improve safety and security for their students.

“I hope that in time these improvements begin to return a sense of calm to kids who should not have to worry about their safety while at school.”

This funding is part of the latest $7.3 million in school safety grants that the Pennsylvania Department of Education is awarding to both public and non-public schools throughout the commonwealth.

A list of all the grants awarded can be found here.