BUTLER – Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) today announced the School Safety and Security Committee has awarded $53.7 million in School Safety and Security Grants to school districts, vocational schools, intermediate units and charter schools across the state, including Butler Area, Karns City Area, Slippery Rock Area and South Butler County.
The 17-member committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency was created as part of Act 44 of 2018
, a comprehensive school safety law passed in 2018. One of its duties is to help distribute both meritorious and competitive grants.
“Safety improvements and investments are critical to ensure a successful learning environment,” said Mustello. “Protection is one of my top priorities and these grants are an important investment in our kids’ well-being.”
School districts receiving funding include:
• Butler Area School District - $45,000 for security planning and purchase of security-related technology.
• Karns City Area School District - $35,000 for security planning and purchase of security-related technology.
• Slippery Rock Area School District - $35,000 for safety and security assessments, conflict resolution, classroom management, student codes of conduct and districtwide school safety hazard plans.
• South Butler County School District - $405,054 for safety and security assessments, districtwide school safety hazard plans, and planning and purchase of security-related technology.
Activities and items allowed include 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.
“I am grateful that our local school districts will soon see the benefits of this grant program,” said Mustello.
Questions about this or any legislative issues may be directed to Mustello’s office at 724-283-5852.
Representative Marci Mustello
11th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Rick Leiner
717.260.6437 (office), 717.497.8478 (cell)