Oct. 31, 2018
– Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) today announced that both of the school districts in the 89th Legislative District have been approved to receive a $25,000 grant from the state to assist with security enhancements.
“This is the first round of funding being sent out to schools,” said Kauffman. “With school budgets being so tight, every dollar helps and I know our districts will put this money to good use in helping to fortify their school safety budgets.”
The School Safety and Security Grant Program was created by lawmakers earlier this year as part of a comprehensive school safety bill that was signed into law in June. More than $60 million in new funding was dedicated in the current year’s budget to improve school safety.
The grants can be used to help with hiring school security officers, purchasing security-related technology, completing safety and security assessments, implementing violence prevention curricula, offering counseling services for students, and creating other programs to protect students.
School districts in the 89th Legislative District that will receive the funding are Chambersburg Area and Shippensburg Area.
Additional funding through a competitive grant process, which can be applied for by school districts, intermediate units, area vocational-technical schools, charter schools and private residential rehabilitative institutions that are looking for additional support, will be awarded at a later time.
Representative Rob Kauffman
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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