BETHEL PARK – Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R-Allegheny/Washington) announced today that the School Safety and Security Committee has awarded $53.7 million in School Safety and Security Grants to school districts, vocational schools, intermediate units and charter schools across the state, including every school district within the 40th Legislative District.
“I am proud to announce that every school district within the 40th Legislative District will be receiving a school safety grant,” said Mihalek. “It’s important that we are doing everything in our power to keep our students safe and secure and these grants will go a long way to achieving this goal.”
Those receiving grants locally are:
• Bethel Park School District, Allegheny County - $45,000 for security planning, staff training and equipment.
• Upper St. Clair School District, Allegheny County - $45,000 for security planning and purchase of security-related technology.
• Peters Township School District, Washington County - $257,400 for security planning and purchase of security-related technology.
The School Safety and Security Committee is 17-member committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency which 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.
The 40th Legislative District includes Bethel Park Borough and Upper St. Clair Township in Allegheny County and Peters Township in Washington County.
Representative Natalie Mihalek
40th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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