HARRISBURG – Today, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) announced that several Luzerne County schools were awarded competitive and meritorious school safety grants to help provide a safer educational environment for students, teachers and staff. In total, 970 public schools across the Commonwealth received $53.7 million in school safety funding.
“Our schools are like second homes for our children and we must provide them with a safe and secure learning environment,” said Kaufer. “I commend these school districts in taking the initiative to apply for these grants and showing us that those they watch over on a daily basis are their top priority.”
The local schools in the 120th District that received funding are as follows:
• Dallas School District, $40,000.
• Lake-Lehman School District, $35,000.
• Wyoming Area School District, $40,000.
• Wyoming Valley West School District, $45,000.
The School Safety and Security Committee awarded the School Safety and Security Grants to school districts, intermediate units, vocational-technical schools and charter schools across the state.
The 17-member committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency 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.
For more information about this outreach, or any other state-related issue, contact Kaufer’s district office in Luzerne located at 161 Main St. by calling 570-283-1001. Information can also be found online at RepKaufer.com
Representative Aaron Kaufer
120th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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