– In continuing to work alongside area school districts in ensuring Pennsylvania children are learning in a safe and protected environment, Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) announced that Schuylkill Technology Center and Shenandoah Valley School District were awarded short of $58,000 in school safety grants administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) Office for Safe Schools.
“Parents entrust the safety of their children to the school administrators, teachers and staff with the expectation that they provide a secure and dependable environment for them to learn in,” said Twardzik. “These grants allow for our schools to continue to enhance safety features and protocols to both put parents’ minds at ease and ensure that students know what safety resources are available to them while at school.”
The funding awards are as follows:
Schuylkill Technology Center - $6,398 safety program grant.
Shenandoah Valley School District – $51,584.40 school police officer grant (over a two year span).
The grants aim to assist schools in reducing unnecessary student disciplinary actions and promoting greater productivity, safety and learning; and also enhancing anti-violence efforts between schools and parents, local governments, law enforcement and community organizations.