Senator Scarnati to Hold School Safety Grant Announcement Event on February 6th

January 31, 2014

A School Safety Grant Announcement Event will be held on February 6th at Central Mountain High School in Clinton County,according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

The announcement event is an opportunity for the public to learn about Pennsylvania’s Safe Schools Grant Program and highlight the Pennsylvania School Resource Officer and School Police Officer grants that have been awarded for the 2013-2014 year.

Speakers at the event will include Senator Joe Scarnati, Keystone Central Superintendent Kelly Hastings and Police Chief Brandon Coleman.  The program will also feature an overview of school safety initiatives utilized by Keystone Central School District.

The announcement event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at one of the Keystone Central School District high schools.

Central Mountain High School

64 Keystone Central Drive

Mill Hall, PA 17751

 

Background on Act 70 of 2013

Last year Senator Scarnati introduced legislation to expand and enhance the Safe Schools Grant Program within the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).  That legislation, Senate Bill 10, was unanimously passed by the General Assembly and signed into law as Act 70 of 2013.

“Children and parents need to have confidence in the safety of our academic institutions,” Scarnati stated.  “I am pleased that the Safe Schools Grant Program is helping to provide School Districts with the resources they need to ensure the safety of our schools.  I look forward to this announcement event and the opportunity to engage with local parents and school officials, to see firsthand how school safety initiatives and School Police Officers are helping to create a safer academic environment within our region.”

CONTACT:

Kate Eckhart keckhart@pasen.gov      717-787-7084

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