School Safety Grant

Local school districts receive $25,000 safety grants

The School Safety and Security Committee recently approved $12.4 million in school safety grants for 496 school districts.

Per Act 44 of 2018, interested school districts submitted applications to the Committee to be eligible for $25,000.

School districts can use the money for performing school safety assessments, purchasing security-related technology and equipment, supporting school safety-related and behavioral-health trainings, preparing all-hazards plans, hiring school resource officers, school police officers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists, and providing for trauma-informed approaches to education.

Seventy-six percent of school districts applied to use the money for security planning and the purchase of security-related technology.

The following school districts were awarded $25,000 in our area:

Bedford
Bedford Area School District
Chestnut Ridge School District
Everett Area School District
Northern Bedford County School District
Tussey Mountain School District

Blair
Altoona Area School District
Bellwood-Antis School District
Claysburg-Kimmel School District
Hollidaysburg Area School District
Spring Cove School District
Tyrone Area School District
Williamsburg Community School District

Cambria
Blacklick Valley School District
Cambria Heights School District
Central Cambria School District
Conemaugh Valley School District
Ferndale Area School District
Forest Hills School District
Greater Johnstown School District
Northern Cambria School District
Penn Cambria School District
Portage Area School District
Richland School District
Westmont Hilltop School District

Centre
Bald Eagle Area School District
Bellefonte Area School District
Penns Valley Area School District
State College Area School District

Clearfield
Clearfield Area School District
Curwensville Area School District
DuBois Area School District
Glendale School District
Harmony Area School District
Moshannon Valley School District
Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District
West Branch Area School District

Elk
Johnsonburg Area School District
Ridgway Area School District
Saint Marys Area School District

Huntingdon
Huntingdon Area School District
Juniata Valley School District
Mount Union Area School District
Southern Huntingdon County School District

Jefferson
Brockway Area School District
Brookville Area School District
Punxsutawney Area School District

Somerset
Berlin Brothersvalley School District
Conemaugh Township Area School District
Meyersdale Area School District
North Star School District
Rockwood Area School District
Elk Lick School District
Shade Central City School District
Shanksville-Stonycreek School District
Somerset Area School District
Turkeyfoot Valley Area School District
Windber Area School District

Source: WeAreCentralPA.com
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