Tamaqua, Marian get school safety grants
The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced school safety grants for eight Schuylkill County Schools. These grants are for preventing and reducing violent incidents, purchasing safety and security-related equipment, and providing training and compensation for school resource and police officers.
“Our children are our future and making sure they have a safe environment to learn and grow in is critically important. These grants will go a long way to ensuring these schools will provide just that,” said state Sen. David Argall, R-Schuylkill/Berks.
“Investing in the protection of our children is a high priority for me,” said Rep. Jerry Knowles, R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill. “I am pleased that this funding will be put to good use in addressing the unique security needs of each school district.”
Local awardees include:
• Schuylkill Technology Center received $14,621.45 for the purchasing of new safety equipment and the implementation of new safety programs.
• Tamaqua Area School District received $65,000 for the purchasing of new safety equipment and the training and compensation for a school police officer.
• Marian Catholic received $25,000 for the purchasing of new safety equipment.