Davis announces $20,000 grant for school safety

McKEESPORT, Jan. 21 – South Allegheny School District was awarded $20,000 in Safe Schools Targeted grant money, announced state Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools offers four types of grants to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents, purchase safety and security-related equipment and provide training and compensation of school resource and police officers.

Davis said South Allegheny School District was awarded a $20,000 grant to enact new programs to increase school safety.

“I have been a strong advocate for making our schools safe places for students and educators,” Davis said. “Today’s grant is a step in supporting that mission by enhancing programs that protect our children and ensure violence stays out of the classroom.”

In total, more than $8 million in competitive Safe Schools Targeted Grants were awarded to 303 local educational agencies statewide. For a complete list of grant recipients and their grant amounts, visit the Office for Safe Schools website.