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Dush Applauds Local Schools for Securing $116,270 in Safe Schools Grants
11/17/2017
BROOKVILLE - Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Indiana) announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Education has awarded $116,270 in Safe Schools Grants to four school districts in the 66th Legislative District.

“This funding will go a long way toward ensuring our local school districts have the resources they need to provide safe learning environments that students, parents and teachers expect and deserve,” said Dush. “This targeted funding can be used to purchase security technology, hire security personnel, develop emergency response plans or institute specialized staff training programs. We’re not going to tell schools how they must use their grants because what works for one district may not work for another.”

District 66 school districts receiving these grants are as follows:
  • Brookville Area School District – Safe Schools Equipment Grant – $16,656.

  • DuBois Area School District – Safe Schools Equipment Grant – $19,614.

  • Jefferson County - DuBois Area Vocational Technical School District – Safe Schools School Police/Resource Officer Grant – $40,000. 

  • Marion Center Area School District – Safe Schools School Police/Resource Officer Grant – $40,000. 

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.

Safe Schools School Police/Resource Officer Grants last for two years, and are intended to be used for the training and compensation of school resource officers and school police officers.

The 66th Legislative District includes all of Jefferson County and the Indiana County communities of Banks, Canoe, East Mahoning, Grant, Green, Montgomery, North Mahoning, Rayne, South Mahoning and West Mahoning townships and Cherry Tree, Ernest, Glen Campbell, Marion Center, Plumville and Smicksburg boroughs.

Representative Cris Dush
66th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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