Feb. 26, 2020

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) today announced that safety grants totaling more than $516,000 have been awarded to the two school districts in the 176th Legislative District.

The grant awards are as follows:

• Pleasant Valley School District – $45,000 for assessments, school safety officer, security planning and equipment.
• Pocono Mountain School District – $471,240 for four specialists, coordinator, school safety officer, security planning and equipment.

“We in the General Assembly have made it a priority to ensure our schools provide a safe and secure learning environment for student, faculty and staff,” said Rader. “No parent should have to worry about their children’s safety when they send them off to school.”

The School Safety and Security Committee awarded $53.7 million in meritorious and competitive School Safety and Security Grants to school districts, intermediate units, vocational-technical schools and charter schools across the state.

The 17-member committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency was created as part of a comprehensive school safety law passed by the General Assembly in 2018. One of its duties is to help distribute both meritorious and competitive grants.

Representative Jack Rader
176th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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