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39 More School Districts Receive Safety and Security Grants


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 SDAdams$16,825.00
City Charter HSAllegheny$23,147.95
Keystone Oaks SDAllegheny$24,434.00
Quaker Valley SDAllegheny$24,722.00
Apollo-Ridge SDArmstrong$25,000.00
Aliquippa SDBeaver$24,992.17
Chestnut Ridge SDBedford$25,000.00
Daniel Boone Area SDBerks$24,900.00
Williamsburg Community SDBlair$24,924.00
Bristol Township SDBucks$24,788.44
Middle Bucks Institute of TechnologyBucks$24,125.68
Butler Area SDButler$20,870.10
Forest Hills SDCambria$25,000.00
Panther Valley SDCarbon$25,000.00
Central PA Institute of Science & TechnologyCentre$20,520.00
Big Spring SDCumberland$25,000.00
Steelton-Highspire SDDauphin$24,996.50
Susquehanna Township SDDauphin$25,000.00
Rose Tree Media SDDelaware$24,999.80
Johnsonburg Area SDElk$24,222.00
North East SDErie$25,000.00
Iroquois SDErie$25,000.00
Uniontown Area SDFayette$25,000.00
Forest Area SDForest$24,993.44
Fannett-Metal SDFranklin$25,000.00
Punxsutawney Area SDJefferson$19,837.94
Annville-Cleona SDLebanon$25,000.00
Lebanon County CTCLebanon$22,810.00
Jamestown Area SDMercer$25,000.00
Pocono Mountain SDMonroe$25,000.00
Coudersport Area SDPotter$10,100.10
Schuylkill Haven Area SDSchuylkill$20,158.00
Blue Ridge SDSusquehanna$25,000.00
Northern Tioga SDTioga$22,841.00
Warren County SDWarren$24,993.00
Wayne Highlands SDWayne$25,000.00
Franklin Regional SDWestmoreland$20,000.00
Burrell SDWestmoreland$24,977.40
Lackawanna Trail SDWyoming & 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.

For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs please visit the Department of Education’s website at or follow PDE on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.  

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