School Districts Receive Safety and Security Grants
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced that an additional $919,000 in competitive Safe Schools Targeted grants are awarded to 39 school districts to purchase safety and security-related equipment. These are schools which applied for but did not receive PDE competitive grants during last fall’s funding cycle.
“The additional funding will help these schools create the safe and healthy learning environment that parents and their children deserve and further demonstrates the Wolf Administration’s commitment to students and teachers across the commonwealth,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera.
Today’s grants, up to $25,000 each, will be used to purchase security-related equipment including student, staff and visitor identification systems; metal detectors; protective lighting; surveillance equipment; special emergency communications equipment; electronic locksets; deadbolts and theft control devices; and training in the use of the security-related technology.
The recipients include:
|Gettysburg Area SD||Adams||$16,825.00|
|City Charter HS||Allegheny||$23,147.95|
|Keystone Oaks SD||Allegheny||$24,434.00|
|Quaker Valley SD||Allegheny||$24,722.00|
|Chestnut Ridge SD||Bedford||$25,000.00|
|Daniel Boone Area SD||Berks||$24,900.00|
|Williamsburg Community SD||Blair||$24,924.00|
|Bristol Township SD||Bucks||$24,788.44|
|Middle Bucks Institute of Technology||Bucks||$24,125.68|
|Butler Area SD||Butler||$20,870.10|
|Forest Hills SD||Cambria||$25,000.00|
|Panther Valley SD||Carbon||$25,000.00|
|Central PA Institute of Science & Technology||Centre||$20,520.00|
|Big Spring SD||Cumberland||$25,000.00|
|Susquehanna Township SD||Dauphin||$25,000.00|
|Rose Tree Media SD||Delaware||$24,999.80|
|Johnsonburg Area SD||Elk||$24,222.00|
|North East SD||Erie||$25,000.00|
|Uniontown Area SD||Fayette||$25,000.00|
|Forest Area SD||Forest||$24,993.44|
|Punxsutawney Area SD||Jefferson||$19,837.94|
|Lebanon County CTC||Lebanon||$22,810.00|
|Jamestown Area SD||Mercer||$25,000.00|
|Pocono Mountain SD||Monroe||$25,000.00|
|Coudersport Area SD||Potter||$10,100.10|
|Schuylkill Haven Area SD||Schuylkill||$20,158.00|
|Blue Ridge SD||Susquehanna||$25,000.00|
|Northern Tioga SD||Tioga||$22,841.00|
|Warren County SD||Warren||$24,993.00|
|Wayne Highlands SD||Wayne||$25,000.00|
|Franklin Regional SD||Westmoreland||$20,000.00|
|Lackawanna Trail SD||Wyoming & Lackawanna||$25,000.00|
The funding is in addition to the $47.5 million the School Safety and Security Committee in the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency announced earlier this month and the $8.4 million PDE awarded last fall.
PDE is also reminding schools that Targeted Grant applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now being accepted. The deadline for submission of grants is July 12, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. More information is on the PDE website.
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