Harrisburg – Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) today announced local recipients of competitive 2019-2020 Safe Schools Targeted Grants.
Grants are awarded to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents, to purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers.
DiSanto said the following grants were awarded for the purchase of safety and security-related equipment:
Harrisburg City School District $19,155
Susquehanna Township School District $16,157
Bishop McDevitt $23,500
Harrisburg Academy $24,877
Northern Dauphin Christian School $6,662
St. Joan of Arc School $24,600
The Samuel School $17,702
The Silver Academy $2,139
Susquehanna Township School District $15,810
Bishop McDevitt $5,899
School Police Officer Grant
Silver Academy $40,000
School Resource Officer Grant
Swatara Township Police Department $60,000
Senator DiSanto said Safe Schools grants are aimed at reducing unnecessary student disciplinary actions and promoting an environment of greater productivity, safety and learning. Funds can also be used for enhancing anti-violence efforts between schools and parents, local governments, law enforcement and community organizations. The grant program was expanded last year to provide school safety funding to non-public schools as well.
“The awarding of these grants recognizes that education begins with ensuring a safe learning environment,” DiSanto said. “Our local schools will use these Safe Schools Targeted Grants to purchase equipment, implement programs and boost security presence in buildings.
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