Zabel congratulates Upper Darby School District for $2.2M school safety grant

HARRISBURG, May 1 – State Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, today congratulated Upper Darby School District for earning a $2.2 million school safety grant from the state School Safety and Security Committee.

“School safety is an issue I take seriously because safe classrooms are just as important as academics,” Zabel said. “I am happy to see this grant used to help ensure that students in the Upper Darby School District are educated in safe, secure environments.”

The School Safety and Security Committee is a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, established by Act 44 of 2018. School districts across the Commonwealth were able to submit applications to the committee for evaluation. Approved schools can use the funding for a variety of services, including purchasing security-related technology, hiring school resource officers, school police officers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists or supporting school safety-related trainings.

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will discuss the award and specific projects with the school district in days to come.

A full list of approved school districts and more information about the committee can be found on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security webpage.