Malagari announces $460,437 safety grant for Souderton School District
HARRISBURG, Feb. 26 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, announced today a $460,437 School Safety and Security grant for Souderton Area School District.
The School Safety and Security Committee established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency approved $60 million in safety grants for the commonwealth.
“Congratulations to the Souderton Area School District on this sizeable and competitive state grant,” Malagari said. “An investment this size directly reflects on the hard work of the district and the dedication of its faculty, students and parents. The administration’s award also helps our community build leaders of tomorrow who can attend school knowing that they are being protected and that their needs are their state’s priority.
“We owe a big thank you to the administration, and I’m happy to remain a vital part of keeping the governor and his cabinet trained on our region.”
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency receives hundreds of applications for the School Safety and Security grant program. The School Safety and Security Committee approved 524 grants today.
Funds will be used for performing school safety assessments; purchasing security-related technology and equipment; supporting school safety-related and behavioral-health trainings; preparing all-hazards plans; hiring school resource officers, school police officers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists; and providing for trauma-informed approaches to education.