Rep. Warren, Sen. Santarsiero announce nearly $65,000 in grants awarded to schools

Bucks County Technical High School, and Council Rock and Pennsbury school districts will receive funding

Rep. Perry Warren announced nearly $60,000 in grants will be awarded to schools in the 31st Legislative District.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced $7.2 million in Safe Schools Targeted Grants, awarded to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents. The grants are used to purchase safety- and security-related equipment, and grants can be used to fund training for staff and police officers.

“Investment in schools is an investment in our future,” said Warren, D-Bucks. “Anything we can do to protect our children and improve the safety of our schools remains a top priority. These grants attempt to eliminate incidents before they happen, through training and the purchase of new equipment.”

Bucks County Technical High School will receive $25,000 for the purchase of equipment. Council Rock School District will receive $19,783 for a public program. Pennsbury School District will receive $19,900 for a public program.

“With these grants, our children have a greater opportunity to learn and grow in a safe educational environment,” said Santarsiero. “Improving school safety has been, and will continue to be, a constant focus for me. No child, teacher or staff member should have to go to school in fear.”

PDE’s Office for Safe Schools offers four types of safety grants: equipment grants of up to $25,000; program grants of up to $20,000; School Police Officer grants of up to $40,000; and School Resource Officer grants of up to $60,000. Each grant is aimed to assist schools in reducing disciplinary actions and promoting an environment of greater productivity, safety and learning.