– Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams) announced that all school districts in his legislative district have been awarded school safety grants to improve school security.
“We have seen many tragedies play out in our nation’s schools,” said Moul. “These grants aim to prevent such tragedies from occurring here.”
The School Safety and Security Grant Program, created under Act 44 of 2018
, is providing grants to school districts, intermediate units, area vocational-technical schools, charter schools and private residential rehabilitative institutions for a wide variety of projects to improve school safety.
Each school district that applied for the grants will be receiving them in the amount of $25,000, which may be used to hire school security officers, purchase security-related technology, complete safety and security assessments, implement violence prevention curricula, offer counseling services for students and create other programs to protect students.
“School districts awarded grants in our area include Conewago Valley, Fairfield Area, Gettysburg Area and Littlestown Area,” said Moul. “Just as no two schools are alike, different approaches will be needed to improve school safety. As vice chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee, I support programs like this that give school districts the flexibility needed to determine how best to keep school children safe, and I am grateful our schools and students will benefit from these grants.”
A total of $52.5 million has been allocated to the School Safety and Security Grant Program for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
Representative Dan Moul
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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