Daley announces $178K in safety grants for local schools

HARRISBURG, Nov. 17 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced more than $178,000 in state Safe School grants for public and private schools in her district.

These competitive grants, issued through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, are to help prevent, reduce and cope with violent incidents, to purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for training and compensation of school resource and police officers.

“It’s impossible to understate the value of a safe and secure learning environment, and that will be even more critical once all students, teachers and faculty are able to return to full-time, in-person educational settings,” Daley said. “As we look ahead, I am grateful for this funding to help a variety of schools in our community.”

As part of the more than $9 million in statewide funding, a total of $178,080 is set for distribution among the following schools or districts located in the 148th Legislative District:

  • Colonial School District: $24,987 toward equipment, $1,500 toward programs.
  • Kohelet Yeshiva High School: $40,000 toward school resource officer program, $25,000 toward equipment.
  • Merion-Mercy Academy: $6,593 toward equipment.
  • Mesivta High School of Greater Philadelphia: $40,000 toward school police officer program.
  • Gan Chabad of the Main Line: $40,000 toward school police officer program.

More information about the Safe School grant program is available by visiting the Department of Education website.