Williams: $257.4K in school safety grants for area schools

HARRISBURG, Nov. 17 – State Rep. Dan Williams announced today that $257,419.51 in Safe Schools grants were awarded to area schools that students from his district attend to purchase safety and security-related equipment.

“A safe environment is a primary requirement for students to be able to thrive intellectually and emotionally,” Williams said. “This grant funding will help area schools acquire the safety and security equipment needed so students can focus on what they are at school to do—to learn.”

The following schools received funding for equipment:

  • Villa Maria Academy High School           $16,784
  • Church Farm School                              $23,716
  • Bishop Shanahan High School               $20,430
  • Assumption B.V.M.                                $16,318.39
  • Pope John Paul II                                  $20,937
  • SS Peter and Paul                                 $24,937
  • St. Norbert                                            $22,093
  • Upland Country Day School                   $24,923.12
  • Windsor Christian Academy                   $19,693
  • Woodlynde School                                $17,588
  • Downingtown School District                  $25,000
  • Coatesville Area School District              $25,000

The Pennsylvania Department of Education awards competitive Safe Schools grants to

  • reduce unnecessary student disciplinary actions and promote an environment of greater productivity, safety, and learning. 
  • enhance anti-violence efforts between schools and parents, local governments, law enforcement and community organizations.   

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