Daley announces $166K in school safety grants for local schools
HARRISBURG, Oct. 23 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced more than $166,000 in school safety grants for various schools within the 148th Legislative District.
Awarded to help prevent and reduce violent incidents, the grant money to area schools totals $166,476.97. The funding will be used to purchase safety and security-related equipment or to compensate and train school resource officers.
“I’m so thankful and appreciative of the schools in my district that were selected for these grants,” Daley said. “Every child deserves to learn in a safe and secure environment, and this funding will help ensure that these schools are taking the appropriate steps to maintain that safety and security.”
The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced the statewide grants, which locally include:
- Friends’ Central School: $16,244 for equipment, $19,950 for programs.
- Kohelet Yeshiva: $19,425 for equipment.
- Merion Mercy Academy: $22,970 for equipment.
- St. Margaret School: $23,625 for equipment, $18,849 for programs.
- Saint Philip Neri School: $21,808.97 for equipment.
- Waldron Mercy Academy: $23,625 for equipment.
The funding is part of the latest $7.3 million in school safety grants from the PA Department of Education awarded to public and non-public schools throughout the commonwealth.
A list of all grants awarded can be found here.