Conklin: $80,000 in school safety grants awarded to two local school districts
HARRISBURG, Feb. 27 – The Bald Eagle Area and State College Area school districts are recipients of grants designed to promote and support a variety of school safety initiatives, state Rep. Scott Conklin announced today.
Conklin, D-Centre, said a $35,000 grant was awarded to the Bald Eagle Area School District, with $45,000 awarded to the State College Area School District from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee. The funds can be used to hire school personnel, including counselors, social workers, and school resource officers, to purchase security-related technology, or to support safety-related training.
“Making sure our students are safe and secure in school and focused on learning is paramount,” Conklin said. “This funding will help districts with the tools they need to keep students and staff safe and provides them with flexibility to use the funds as needed, including additional personnel, technology and training.”
The grants are provided through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee. This committee is the result of Act 44 of 2018, and is responsible for establishing the standards schools must meet when performing school safety and security assessments.
More information regarding the committee and the grant program can be found at the following link: https://www.pccd.pa.gov/schoolsafety/Pages/default.aspx.