Borowski announces $848,000 in state funding to help schools prevent violence, boost mental health supports

NEWTOWN SQUARE, April 25 – State Rep. Lisa Borowski, D-Delaware, today announced the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has awarded a total of $847,523 in grants to support efforts to prevent violence and boost safety and mental health supports in Delaware County schools.

“Every week, whether it’s through e-mail or Facebook or talking with a fellow mom at a local event, I hear from parents in our community who worry about their children’s safety while they’re at school. I’m proud to be able to point to financial investments like this to demonstrate we’re taking every action we can to protect them,” Borowski said. “We also owe it to teachers, who take on their jobs knowing the incredible commitment of time and energy it takes, to feel safe doing what they’re there to do: provide kids with a quality education.”

The following schools and school districts in the 168th Legislative District received grants:

Targeted School Safety Grants for Nonpublic Schools, which support programs that improve school safety and reduce school violence:

  • Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy: $75,000
  • The Agnes Irwin School: $60,000
  • St. Katharine of Siena School: $75,000
  • Valley Forge Military Academy: $75,000

Formula-Based School Safety and Security Meritorious Grants, provided to all Pennsylvania school districts for physical security enhancements and/or mental and behavioral health needs:

  • Marple Newtown SD: $40,000
  • Radnor Township SD: $40,000
  • Rose Tree Media SD: $45,000

Noncompetitive School Mental Health Grants, to help fund school-based mental health and behavioral health supports, including counselors and resources for students:

  • Marple Newtown SD: $144,322
  • Radnor Township SD: $144,437
  • Rose Tree Media SD: $148,764