Royersford – October 18, 2019 – Sen. Katie Muth (D-Chester, Berks, Montgomery) applauded the approval of Pennsylvania Safe Schools Targeted Grants awarded to two schools in the 44th District.
“The students, faculty, and staff of schools in the 44th deserve to feel safe in their places of learning and employment,” said Muth. “The approval of the Safe School grants helps the institutions in our area evolve and increase their safety procedures.”
Berks Intermediate Unit was awarded $14,261.66 in grant assistance, while Pope John Paul II High School of Upper Providence Township was approved for $2,634 in funding as well.
The grant funding is used to implement programs and security measures aimed to prevent and reduce violent incidents in schools. The funding can assist with the purchase of safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers.
The grants are administered through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
“No one should be in fear of violence when they attend school,” said Muth. “I am proud to see local schools applying, and being approved, for these grants and working to keep the students and staffs of our community safe.”