Feb. 14, 2023

HARRISBURG – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Butler/Lawrence) has announced that school districts in the 8th Legislative Districts have been awarded funding totaling $266,616 from the Safe Schools Targeted Grant programs.

“Each school’s needs are different, and these grant programs allow schools flexibility to address their own unique security requirements,” said Bernstine. “Protecting our students is a point of emphasis for me, and I am grateful that our local schools will soon see the benefits of this grant program.”

The following school districts were awarded an Equipment and/or Program Grant award:
• Lawrence County Career and Technical Center - $49,791.
• Mohawk Area School District - $17,725.
• Slippery Rock Area School District - $50,000.

In addition, the Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School will receive a $75,000 School Police Officer Grant, and the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center will be awarded a $74,100 School Resource Officer grant.

Safe Schools Program grants fund a variety of different projects, including 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.

Safe Schools Equipment grants assist schools in reducing unnecessary student disciplinary actions and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning. In addition, the funding assists schools in procuring the resources and training necessary to create a physical environment that fosters the safety and well-being of students and staff.

Representative Aaron Bernstine
8th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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