HARRISBURG -- On Tuesday, the School Safety and Security Committee awarded a $400,000 school safety grant to the West Chester Area School District, Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) announced.
“Keeping our children safe while at school is one of the most important things we can do,” Quinn said. “I am pleased the School Safety and Security Committee awarded this money to the West Chester Area School District toward that goal. I am thankful to have worked with West Chester Superintendent James Scanlon to help secure these grants, and I am looking forward to the progress that will be made with this funding.”
The School Safety and Security Committee is a 17-member committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency created as part of Act 44 of 2018, a comprehensive school safety law. One of its duties is to help distribute the two-phase $52.5 million grant program. In the first portion, which was awarded late last year, each school district that applied received $25,000 for safety initiatives, including school safety assessments, security equipment, training and to hire school resource officers. The second part, which was awarded this week, was a competitive grant program.
Representative Chris Quinn
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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