Apr. 30, 2024

HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) announced today the School Safety and Security Committee (SSSC) approved approximately $1.56 million in grants to improve safety and security for students and staff at schools across the 44th Legislative District.

“Educators cannot effectively teach, and students cannot effectively learn,” said Gaydos. “No parent should have to worry about their children’s safety when they send them off to school. This funding will enable these school districts to enhance their security efforts in order to provide a safer learning environment for students, faculty and staff.”

The total amount awarded to each school is as follows:

• Avonworth School District - $320,750.
• Moon Area School District - $194,849.
• Quaker Valley School District - $357,263.
• West Allegheny School District - $181,596.
• Parkway West Career and Technical Center - $70,000.
• Watson Institute Education Center - $308,941.
• Rhema Christian School - $60,000.
• Sewickley Academy School $70,000.

The funding was distributed through four different grants, which includes Noncompetitive School Mental Health Grants, Formula-Based School Safety and Security Meritorious Grants, Competitive School Safety and Security Grants, and Targeted School Safety Grants for Nonpublic Schools.

Representative Valerie Gaydos
44th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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