HARRISBURG – Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) said schools in the 101st Legislative District will receive $496,000 in School Safety and Security Grants to improve school security measures and to support programs and personnel to address the safety and well-being of students.
“Unfortunately, we live in a time when the most vulnerable among us – our children – are being targeted in senseless acts of violence,” said Ryan. “Schools should be a safe haven for our children. We must do everything we can to provide them with a secure environment that is conducive to learning and healthy social interaction. These grants aim to do this.”
Annville-Cleona School district has been awarded $406,000 for security planning and the purchase of security-related technology. Based on needs identified by the school board, the district may use the grant for metal detectors, protective lighting, specially trained canines and surveillance equipment, trauma kits, locks and theft control devices and related training. The grant may also be applied to the cost of training and compensating counselors, licensed social workers and clinical psychologists.
Cornwall-Lebanon School District and Lebanon City schools will each receive grants of $45,000. The funding will be used primarily for security-related technology in Lebanon City schools. In Cornwall-Lebanon schools, the grants will enhance security technology and support research-based violence prevention programs to reduce problem behaviors among students, including bullying.
Representative Frank Ryan
101st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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