Snyder to host House Democratic Policy Committee roundtable on school safety Tuesday in Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, March 26 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public roundtable on school safety.

The roundtable will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 at the Brownsville Elementary School, 1 Falcon Drive, Brownsville.

Snyder requested this meeting to have a policy discussion on school safety with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, local school officials, and local law enforcement. Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and other Pa. House lawmakers from across the state, will join the discussion. House Democrats’ Plan4PA aims to protect communities and provide quality schools.

Snyder will also give a briefing on her H.B. 381, which would amend the Allowing Minors to Consent to Medical Care Act, giving the Pa. Department of Human Services the authority to issue guidelines and adopt rules and regulations to clarify a minor’s right to mental health treatment.

The current agenda is: 

      2 p.m.           Welcome and Opening Remarks     

      2:10 p.m.      Discussion with Panelists:

  • Carol Kuntz, director of Safe Schools Office, Pa. Department of Education

  • Dr. Keith Harbauer, superintendent, Brownsville Area School District

  • Michael Timko, director of security, Brownsville Area School District

  • John Menhart, superintendent, Carmichaels Area School District

  • Brian Tanner, mayor, Waynesburg Borough

  • Rob Toth, chief of police, Waynesburg Borough   

     3:50 p.m.    Closing Remarks       

This roundtable is one in a series of meetings all over the state on House Democrats’ Plan4P that includes putting people first, good jobs, quality schools and fair taxes. Visit for Plan4PA details and for Policy Committee materials.

The media and public are encouraged to attend.