Kaufer Announces Safety Improvement Grants for Area Schools
HARRISBURG – All four school districts in the 120th Legislation District received funding through a new grant program to improve student safety, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) announced today.

“The School Safety Grant Program was created as part of the 2018-19 state budget with a mission of aiding our school districts in improving safety for our students and school personnel,” Kaufer said. “This funding is just the first part of a $60 million commitment to our school districts.”

Each local school district that applied for grants through the program was awarded an initial $25,000. Local grant recipients include:

  • Dallas Area School District
  • Lake-Lehman School District
  • Wyoming Area School District
  • Wyoming Valley West School District
Eligible uses of the funding include the hiring of school security officers, purchasing security-related technology, completing safety and security assessments, implementing violence prevention curricula, offering counseling services for students, and creating other programs to protect students.

The districts are also eligible for additional funding through a competitive grant process. These grants, as well as grants for intermediate units, will be awarded at later dates, Kaufer said.

For more information about this grant, 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 or Facebook.com/RepKaufer.

Representative Aaron Kaufer
120th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Greg Gross
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