– Lancaster, Penn Manor and Solanco school districts each received a $25,000 grant to help improve school safety through the School Safety and Security Grant Program supported by State Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom). The grant was designed in a way that all schools who applied received money.
Funding for the grant program was included in the 2018-19 state budget to provide 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.
Eligible uses for the grants include hiring school security officers, purchasing security-related technology, completing safety and security assessments, implementing violence prevention curricula, offering counseling services for students and creating other programs to protect students.
“Nothing is more important than the safety of our children, so my colleagues and I worked to dedicate funding in the state budget for the important issue,” Cutler said. “Now that money is being awarded, schools have the opportunity to decide how it can best help students.”
The new program was created as part of a comprehensive school safety bill that was signed into law in June. More than $60 million in new funding was dedicated in the current year’s budget to improve school safety.
Representative Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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