Brooks Announces School Safety Grants for Area Schools

HARRISBURG (Oct. 4, 2018) The Pennsylvania Department of Education has announced more than $8.3 million in school safety grants statewide, including more than $340,000 for the 50th District, Sen. Michele Brooks announced today.

Under today’s grant awards,

  • Union City School District in Erie County will receive $19,244.
  • Lakeview School District in Mercer County will receive $20,000.
  • Crawford Central in Crawford County will receive $60,000 for a school resource officer.
  • West Middlesex Area School District in Mercer County will receive $30,000 for the second year of a school resource officer.
  • Fort Leboeuf School District in Erie County will receive $40,000 for a school police officer.
  • Commodore Perry School District in Mercer County will receive $39,872 for year one of a school police officer.
  • Farrell Area School District in Mercer will receive $35,600 for year one of a school police officer.
  • Grove City Area School District in Mercer County will receive $35,497 for year one of a school police officer.
  • Mercer County Career Center in Mercer County would receive $40,000 for year one of a school police officer, and
  • Conneaut School District in Crawford County will receive $20,000.

“I am so grateful to our local schools who care so much about keeping children safe, and for the additional resources allocated to achieve that end,” Brooks said. “School resource officers and school police officers are an important deterrent and a key element in efforts to make our schools a more secure environment for children and staff.”

These dollars are approved under a program created by legislators in 2014. Additional funds will also be available for a new School Safety grant program within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.  During the budget process, Sen. Brooks fought to ensure flexibility in the use of these funds.
 

Contact:
Diane McNaughton
(717) 787-1322
dmmcnaughton@pasen.gov