School Safety Grants awarded to 8 Schuylkill County Schools

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Education today announced school safety grants for 8 Schuylkill County Schools.  These grants are for preventing and reducing violent incidents, purchasing safety and security-related equipment, and providing training and compensation for school resource and police officers.

“Our children are our future and making sure they have a safe environment to learn and grow in is critically important.  These grants will go a long way to ensuring these schools will provide just that,” said Argall.

“Investing in the protection of our children is a high priority for me,” said Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill). “I am pleased that this funding will be put to good use in addressing the unique security needs of each school district.”

“These extremely competitive grants will help create a safe environment for our students, teachers and staff to thrive,” said state Rep. Neal P. Goodman. “Safe schools allow children to learn and grow and gives their parents peace of mind.”

  • Schuylkill Technology Center received a total of $14,621.45 for the purchasing of new safety equipment and the implementation of new safety programs.
  • Schuylkill Haven Area School District received of $23,140 for the purchasing of new safety equipment.
  • St. Clair Area School District received $25,000 for the purchasing of new safety equipment.
  • North Schuylkill School District received $24,911 for the purchasing of new safety equipment.
  • Williams Valley School District received a total of $84,000 for the purchasing of new safety equipment, the implementation of new safety programs, and the training and compensation for a school police officer.
  • Tamaqua Area School District received a total of $65,000 for the purchasing of new safety equipment and the training and compensation for a school police officer.
  • Tri-Valley School District received $8,800 for the implementation of new safety programs.
  • Marian Catholic received $25,000 for the purchasing of new safety equipment.

Contact: Jim Brugger

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