HARRISBURG – Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced $165,000 in grant funding to numerous school districts in the 62nd Legislative District. The School Safety and Security Committee, established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, distributes these funds to make Commonwealth school districts safer for students and teachers.
The 17-member committee was created as part of Act 44 of 2018
, a comprehensive school safety law passed in 2018. One of its duties is to help distribute both meritorious and competitive grants.
“It’s no secret that children learn, and teachers teach, at their highest potential when they are in a comfortable environment. These added security measures will help students and teachers feel safer, and more comfortable, in schools, allowing them to do their jobs to the best of their abilities,” said Struzzi. “As a father of four, it’s reassuring to know that Pennsylvania is committed to the safety of our public schools.”
The following schools in the 62nd Legislative District received grants:
• Blairsville Saltsburg School District – $35,000.
• Homer-Center School District – $30,000.
• Indiana Area School District – $40,000.
• Penns Manor Area School District – $30,000.
• United School District – $30,000.
In total, the committee awarded over $53.7 million in grant funding to school districts and entities throughout the Commonwealth.
Representative Jim Struzzi
62nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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